Following the success of Daredevil, Marvel and Netflix announced a new series based on the comic book series Alias. Set to debut on Netflix on November twentieth of 2015. The premise of the show is the main character played by Krysten Ritter (Jane Margolis from Breaking Bad), and also features David Tennant, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor, and Carrie-Anne Moss.
The premise, identical to the comic book series, is Jessica Jones as a former superhero, retired after a brief and tragic career. She know works as a private investigator using the name Alias Investigations. Layers of her past and personality are revealed, especially when Tennant’s character Kilgrave (also known as the Purple Man) appears in her life. Not a great deal is known of the scope or plot of the series yet, though if it is similar to the comic book series it will deal with Jessica Jones coming to deal with the events of the past.
Similar to Daredevil, the series will be released all at the same time, in thirteen hour-long episodes. There are said to be several cross-overs with the Daredevil series, though instead of events or characters, the shows will use similar settings, such as the same police station or hospital. Show runner Melissa Rosenberg said though the shows exist in the same universe, they are very different shows, and she didn’t want people looking for Matt Murdoch on the street while Jessica is walking.
This series is the second in a number of planned Marvel/Netflix productions, with Daredevil being the first, and followed by Luke Cage, Marvel’s Iron Fist, and the miniseries Marvel’s The Defenders, which could bring the characters together. In 2013, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated if the characters were popular enough, they could appear in a feature film. He then talked about the characters appearing in each other’s series as something to earn, such as how characters began appearing in each other’s movies (for example, when Captain America appeared in Thor 2).
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