Netflix recently released the first full trailer for their new upcoming original series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones.
In the trailer, Jessica Jones is in the darker days of her career as a former superhero, as she meets Luke Cage. She is haunted by a past that involves someone with the powers to take over the minds of people and bend them to his biddingKilgrave, The Purple Man.
The new Netflix series takes on the story of Jessica Jones, someone who just retired form her short-lived and tragic career of being a superhero. Now, she became a private detective where she specializes in cases involving people with extraordinary powers. Show executive producer Melissa Rosenberg described the character of Jessica Jones as “incredibly flawed, damaged and interesting character regardless of gender.”
Jessica Jones follows the successful Daredevil, and will then be followed by stand-alone Netflix series of Luke Cage and Iron Fistand finally bringing all of them together for The Defenders.
Krysten Ritter plays the titular character, and she is joined by Mike Colter as Luke Cage, as he is set to appear on the show first before having his own stand-alone series. Other cast members include Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, with actors Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval among others. Doctor Who alum David Tennant plays as Kilgrave, or also known as The Purple Man, the season’s main villain.
Kilgrave is known in the comics as a modified human being that is able to bend people according to his will, induced by the pheromones that his body is releasing and the victim will absorb. His “mind-control” power is executed through his presence, his suggestions, and his specific speech pattern.
However, unlike in the comics, David Tennant’s Kilgrave in the upcoming live-action series is portrayed as someone who looks like an ordinary make person. His purple trademark however, can be spotted as he always wears a purple scarf around his neck, and it was said that he will wear a purple suit at some point in the show.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones will release all its 12 episodes of Season One on Netflix on November 20.