Let’s be real: Netflix is absolutely killing it with the way it’s selling Jessica Jones. The second installment of Marvel’s line of Netflix shows following Daredevil earlier this year, Jessica Jones is looking to be as grounded and gritty as its predecessor. But where Daredevil marketing emphasized the similarities to Batman (tonally, at least), Jessica Jones is being sold as a hell of a lot of fun. Case in point, a new teaser aimed at Japan, which hit Twitter this afternoon.
So basically, Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation” plays on a jukebox as a clearly bloodied Jessica Jones meanders through a bar in which she has quite obviously beaten the living hell out of everyone there. I especially love how she nonchalantly kicks the knife away, and the beer and blood soaked floor. She has superpowers, and she isn’t afraid to use them. Sold, Netflix. Sold.
Based on the Marvel Comics series Alias, Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter as the title character, a former superhero who hangs up her cape following a serious trauma, subsequently going into business as a private detective focusing on cases involving superpowered individuals. The series also stars David Tennant as Kilgrave, a supervillain tied to Jones’ reasons for dropping out of the Superhero game, Mike Colter as the hero Luke Cage (AKA Power Man), Rachael Taylor, and Carrie-Anne Moss. All episodes premiere on Netflix November 20.