It looks like it may have been worth enduring the rounds of teasers, stills, clips, crumbs and molecules Netflix and Marvel bestowed upon us with very withholding generosity in the lead-up to the Krysten Ritter-starring Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Because, with the release of the first full trailer, it must be said: this show looks pretty phenomenal.
In the series, Jessica Jones is trying to reestablish herself after having been traumatized — and seemingly having committed murder (?) — under the influence of her enemy Kilgrave’s (here played by David Tennant) mind-controlling powers. Now, she’s retired as a superhero, and has rather become a private detective with an office in Hell’s Kitchen.
According to the official synopsis — and it’s very clear in the trailer — she’s still suffering from severe PTSD, and is still burdened/aided by her immense strength (she claims in the trailer she can stop a slow-moving car) and her ability to fly. Her romantic interest, Luke Cage (Mike Colter), provides comfort (both emotionally and that he also possesses superhuman strength) and drinks (he’s not just a superhero, but also a bartender), and the trailer also reveals a glimpse of Carrie-Anne Moss as Harper, who’s been vaguely described as an ally in a position of authority. If anyone was wondering whether this would be Netflix’s lighter counterpart to their notedly bleak Daredevil, it rather looks to be the opposite: come its release on November 20, you may find yourself seeking tranquility in the safe, cuddly world of Daredevil.