That time of year is upon us again, as this coming Thursday, July 14 sees the announcement of the 2016 Emmy Awards nominations, in a field that seems tougher by each year. Favorites like Game of Thrones hit new levels of spectacle this year, while newcomers like UnREAL and Mr. Robot could split the nominations wide open.
Marvel’s Netflix schedule hasn’t gotten any less confusing with the addition of a Punisher spinoff alongside Defenders team-up filming, but Jessica Jones fans might finally have something to look forward to. Krysten Ritter says Season 2 will start production immediately after The Defenders, for which she’s already begun training.
Search Party was originally supposed to hit theaters back in 2014, which means it's been a few years since T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch and Adam Pally got together to film this raunchy comedy. Since then, Miller and Middleditch have appeared on two seasons (going on three) of Silicon Valley, while Search Party has sat on a shelf at Universal. Not for much longer, as the first trailer for the long-delayed film has arrived, red-banded for your viewing pleasure.
It would take an encyclopedia to map out the many changes to comic canon the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken thus far, and Jessica Jones was no exception, especially in its central antagonist. Now, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg explains one of the major changes to the comic relationship between Jessica Jones and Kilgrave, in order to make it “more visceral.”
Netflix and Marvel delivered one hell of a perfect story with Jessica Jones’ debut season, exploring trauma, consent, rape culture and empowerment via a narrative in which Krysten Ritter’s eponymous hero faces her past demons in the form of David Tennant’s sleazy super-villain Kilgrave. As many fans have pointed out, Season 1 is such a contained, perfect story that many felt they’d be satisfied if Netflix didn’t renew the series. But with the company officially announcing Season 2, we can’t help but wonder where that might take our hero next. We have a few ideas.
Now that Marvel's Netflix Jessica Jones has thoroughly kicked all our asses up and down Hell's Kitchen, we had to wonder when the second Defender might earn her Season 2 renewal. Scheduling questions gave at least some pause before, but Marvel confirms Jessica Jones will indeed return for Season 2.
As much as Marvel’s Netflix Jessica Jones made it clear from the get-go the series wasn’t interested in a traditional costumed superhero approach, Jessica formed a memorable style all her own, with few deviations throughout the 13 episodes. Now, costume designer Stephanie Maslansky explains the process of Jessica Jones’ look, as well if the character actually owned more than one outfit.
Last we heard, Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg wasn’t sure if Marvel considered Season 2 in the cards, given an imminent Defenders shoot, not to mention Daredevil Season 2, Luke Cage and Iron Fist in between. Now, Krysten Ritter offers some small hope, also previewing what the big team-up will look like from her character’s reluctant end.
The Bechdel test has long been a barometer for the quality and prevalence of female characters in fiction, often cited when we discuss the discrepancy of women in meaningful roles in film and television. In a superficial sense, Jessica Jones and Carol don’t have much in common — aside from strong women in leading roles, thoughtful narratives and fantastic performances — yet both of these stories not only serve as living and breathing examples of earning an A+ on the Bechdel test, but of going a step further by defying the basic, antiquated conventions that necessitated the test in the first place.
We’ve already taken shots in ‘Jessica Jones’ honor, as one of Marvel’s greatest, darkest achievements, but before your own binge, get answers to some of Jessica Jones‘ most burning questions with our spoilery FAQ review of the first seven episodes!