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Jessica Jones

the-series-philosopher-ps-arts-entertainment-profession-scribe-jessica-jones-wikiJessica Jones, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Melissa Rosenberg (Red Widow, The O.C., Dexter), based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise, and is the second in a series of shows that will lead up to a Defenders crossover miniseries. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios and Tall Girls Productions, with Rosenberg serving as showrunner.

Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad, Don’t Trust the B*** In Apartment 23) stars as Jessica Jones, a former superhero who opens her own detective agency after an end to her superhero career. Mike Colter (ER, The Good Wife, Ringer), Rachael Taylor (666 Park Avenue), Wil Traval (Red Widow, Once Upon A Time), Erin Moriarty (Red Widow, True Detective), Eka Darville (The Originals, Empire), Carrie-Anne Moss (Models Inc., F/X: The Series, Chuck), and David Tennant (W1A, True Love, Broadchurch) also star. A version of the series was originally in development by Rosenberg for ABC in 2010, that was eventually passed on. By late 2013, Rosenberg reworked the series, when it reentered development for Netflix as A.K.A. Jessica Jones. Ritter was cast as Jones in December 2014, with production on Jessica Jones beginning in New York City in February 2015 and lasting until late August.

All episodes premiered November 20, 2015, on Netflix. The series has received critical acclaim, noting Ritter’s and Tennant’s performances as well as the series’ noir tone, approach to sexuality and coverage of darker topics such as rape, assault and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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