Netflix Looks to Expand Super Success with AKA Jessica Jones

Earlier this April, Netflix and Marvel collaborated to create Daredevil, one of the most acclaimed Superhero series on recent television. The show became an instant hit, collecting a hefty 9.1/10 on IMDb, 9.4/10 on, and 96% on Rotten Tomatoes—ratings that Superhero movies or shows haven’t seen since the Oscar and Academy Award winning The Dark Knight. Now Netflix looks to capitalize on their good fortune with the lesser know, but still a very potent superhero, Jessica Jones.

Created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos, and firstly appearing in Alias #1 (November 2001), Jones has starred in her own two comic book series; Alias and The Pulse (April 2004 – May 2006). Since her debut, Jones has married Luke Cage and joined the New Avengers. She possesses superhuman strength and durability, flight, and psionic powers (such as telekinesis) due to being doused with radioactive chemicals as a child. Jones, after suffering eight months of mental abuse and imprisonment by the Purple Man, she deals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which adds a unique layer to her character. Now Jessica Jones will take her next step forward in the upcoming Netflix show, AKA Jessica Jones, where she will be played by Breaking Bad star, Krysten Ritter.

Ritter will team up with David Tennant as Zebediah Killgrave (the Purple Man), Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachel Taylor as Trish “Patsy” Walker, and Carrie-Anne Moss as Harper. Thanks to a report by Screenrant, the Netflix app’s official AKA Jessica Jones synopsis is below:

“Working as a private investigator in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, a troubled ex-superhero’s past comes back to haunt her in the live-action series, “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones.”

But because of this newly posted synopsis on Amazon for Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones: Season One book set to release in November, we’ve been graced with much more information:

“Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need… especially if they’re willing to cut her a check. In this new collectible volume, go behind the scenes into the world that brings the story of Jessica Jones to life. Packed with stunning production photography, as well as exclusive interviews, this deluxe companion reveals the details of the set and script of Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones through the eyes of its makers.”

This writer can’t wait to see if Netflix and Marvel can keep the momentum going, and to see a new female superhero to star in her own show. But how about you? Are you as excited as this writer? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Dom Fonce is an English Lit Major at Youngstown State University in Ohio. He is on the editorial staff for Jenny Magazine and Penguin Review, as well as a member of the SLAA (Student Literary Arts Association) of YSU. He particularly loves science fiction and graphic novels. He aspires to be the next Frank Miller or Alan Moore.

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