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Published On: Wed, Jun 24th, 2015

 ‘Jessica Jones’ may be delayed as Marvel, Netflix drop the ‘AKA’

Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series Jessica Jones might not be premiering this year, as previously reported and will likely debut next year.

According to IGN, Netflix wants to give more time to the Marvel production team before it premieres the series in its website.

“Jessica Jones hasn’t started production yet, so a lot happens from the first day on the set to the last day of production. So we want to give them enough room and enough time to make a great show,” Netflix chief Ted Sarandos told IGN.

Sarandos added that Netflix is not setting up a “rigid timetable” for Marvel, adding that viewers should expect the new shows in the Marvel-Netflix partnership to come a year apart of each other.

Based on the Alias comic book created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, Marvel has changed the name to simply Marvel’s Jessica Jones, officially dropping the “A.K.A.”

Jessica Jones will star Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) as the titular character, who is the wife of super hero Luke Cage. Cage will be portrayed by Mike Colter, while David Tennant (Doctor Who) will appear as the villain The Purple Man.

The story will depict how Jones will deal with the fallout of her brief superhero career and her new job as a private eye specializing in cases involving superpowered humans in New York.

jessica-jones-bannerThere is an obvious connection with the previous Marvel-Netflix show Daredevil, with rumors that Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) may appear in either a cameo or a few episodes near the end of the show.

Rachael Taylor (Crisis, 666 Park Avenue) is play Trish “Patsy” Walker, an ex-model and child star who is now a radio host and Jessica’s best friend. Patsy is Hellcat in the comic books.

Carrie-Anne Moss (Matrix) is playing a character named Harper, who is a figure of some authority ; Eka Darville (Diego from The Originals, The Vampire Diaries) is playing Malcolm, Jessica’s neighbor. Erin Moriarty (Red Widow, True Detective) is Hope, one of Jessica’s clients. Wil Traval will play an NYPD police officer.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones will premiere on Netflix in 2016.

 

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  1. Randy says:

    Production is well underway and the IGN story quoted here was posted in January.

  2. SallyA says:

    Very old news. They have been filming for months, now.

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