Now that we can definitively say that Marvel and Netflix’s first collaboration, Daredevil, has been a great success, it’s even more exciting to consider the next installments of the Defenders series. And, right on cue, we are just now getting a few tidbits from the set of A.K.A. Jessica Jones, starring Krysten Ritter.
In these photos released over the last few days, we get a first look at David Tennant as the really, really evil villain Killgrave, with his own a.k.a. as The Purple Man. (For a detailed look at who the Purple Man is, and why he should be feared, you can check out the details here).
Also, there are several new images of Mike Colter as fellow Defender Luke Cage. Colter has recently been scaring us Good Wife fans as Chicago drug kingpin (allusions!) Lemond Bishop, a role he’s fantastic in, so I’m particularly excited to see him team up with Ritter (who has so deserved a leading part after Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23; ignore the title, the show was so funny and incredibly underrated).
There may not be a lot of humor in A.K.A. Jessica Jones, though, as Daredevil has already introduced us to a very dark side of the MCU that the other series will likely mimic (especially because Jones’ story is steeped in tragedy from the outset).
For now, you can check out these photos from the set below. And is the official synopsis for the series:
After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City. An enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past, Killgrave’s reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero’s world.
— The Defenders TV (@TheDefenders_TV) April 14, 2015