Krysten Ritter


There's a new superhero in town: Jessica Jones. The new Netflix series, Marvel's Jessica Jones will hit the streaming giant on Friday, Nov. 20. Krysten Ritter stars as the titular hero who becomes a private eye following a tragedy.

Marvel's Jessica Jones is the second of four superhero shows on Netflix. Daredevil, starring Charlie Cox, debuted on Apr. 10, and Luke Cage and Iron Fist are set to follow with The Defenders, a team-up series, planned for after all four solo series hit Netflix.

Described as a "suspenseful" and "edgy" look into Jessica Jones' life, the series will feature the Ritter's main character facing "demons from within and without." The first season is 13 episodes and also stars Doctor Who's David Tennant as Kilgrave, The Good Wife's Mike Colter as Luke Cage and 666 Park Ave.'s Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, plus Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty and Wil Travel.

Dexter's Melissa Rosenberg is executive producing and serving as showrunner with Liz Friedman and Jeph Loeb also on board as executive producers.

E! News caught up with Rosenberg at TCA where she dropped some scoop on the new, dark superhero.

"We're not Daredevil. We don't have a costume with a mask," Rosenberg said. "We have a very talented actress, Krysten Ritter, and it's her face all the time. Our reality is extremely grounded. If you read the Alias comic books, it's Jessica Jones on the toilet with her pants around her ankles. Jessica Jones did not train in martial arts; she's a street brawler. If you piss her off, boom, she kicks you...She doesn't fly but she can jump many stories, and she lands really badly, which is why she doesn't do it too often. And the less you see it, the more believable it is. There will be flights in every episode and they'll get bigger and bigger and bigger but that's not my priority. That's not the nature of the story. This show is more character driven than anything like a scene in that universe."

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