‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones’ Synopsis Revealed; 4 Things We Learned About Netflix’s New Marvel Series
Krysten Ritter will star as the titular superhero in Marvel and Netflix's "A.K.A. Jessica Jones." Pictured: Ritter at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California in March 2014. Reuters
Following the success of “Daredevil” Season 1, many fans are excited to see how Netflix handles their next Marvel title, “A.K.A. Jessica Jones.” The new series is one of four shows that will cross over for an epic miniseries called “The Defenders” (other series include “Daredevil,” “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist.”) While a premiere date still hasn’t been released, a detailed synopsis from Spoiler TV has hit the web and revealed quite a few details about the new superhero.
1. She’s Not New – Jessica (Krysten Ritter) isn’t putting on her superhero suit for the first time. In fact, she’s trying to hang up the tights. “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,” the synopsis reads.
2. Hell’s Kitchen – Unlike, with the Avengers, no one has to worry about finding a reason for the Defenders to all gather in the same place. Jessica’s not just in the same city as Daredevil (Charlie Cox). They’re in the same neighborhood.
3. Mental Health – Aren’t all superheroes at least a little bit tortured? After all, it takes a lot to decide to put on a mask and fight crime in the dark of night. However, it isn’t a childhood trauma that’s haunting the private investigator. It sounds like Jessica Jones experienced something awful while she was a superhero, and she developed post-traumatic stress disorder. “Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without,” the synopsis teases.
It seems Jessica’s story might have some reminders of “Iron Man 3.” Audiences will remember that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) also developed PTSD after the events of “The Avengers.”
4. Money – Not everyone has Iron Man’s billion-dollar empire to fund their heroic extracurricular activities. Jessica Jones fights the forces of evil “using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need ... especially if they're willing to cut her a check.”
The synopsis doesn’t go into what exactly her powers are, but that might be because even she doesn’t know. According to Marvel, “the parameters of her strength are unrevealed,” but she can lift cars, doesn’t get injured easily and occasionally flies.
While this synopsis certainly provides a good tease, we still have plenty of questions about the new series. Will she meet Daredevil? How does Zebediah Killgrave (David Tennant) factor into her story? Will she have purple hair? Fans will have to wait for the series to be released on Netflix to find out those answers.