After months of obscure teases—including evening strolls, crushed alarm clocks, and bar fights—Netflix has finally released a full trailer for their next big Marvel show, Jessica Jones. Watch as the titular character, played by Krysten Ritter, stops slow-moving cars in the video below.
Jessica Jones is the second Marvel show to appear on Netflix, following Daredevil at the start of the year; like with that show, the show takes place in NYC, and the entire season—13 episodes—will be released all-at-once on November 20th. In addition to Ritter, there's Mike Colter as paramour/fellow superhero Luke Cage (who will be getting his own Netflix series in 2016), Carrie-Ann Moss as her employer (and the first openly gay Marvel Cinematic-universe character), and David Tennant as the villainous Kilgrave/The Purple Man.
If you're not that familiar with the character of Jessica Jones—which is understandable, considering that she's a relatively recent addition to the Marvel pantheon, first appearing in the Alias comic in 2001—her basic biography is that she had a short-lived career as a superhero before giving it up to become a private investigator (for reasons that will be explored in the first season of the show). She then "gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City." As it's put in the trailer, "being a hero just puts a target on your back," and Jones will not shy away from the nasty, serious adult content that comes along with that.
Alias was the first R-rated Marvel book, and the TV series looks like it's going to embrace it. Vulture, who got to see the pilot last month, notes that the "the entire episode was shockingly and refreshingly honest in its depiction of sex and sexuality." In addition to several queer characters, there is graphic sex, a psychologically-manipulative villain, major PTSD issues ("which has to do with mind control and the consequences of rape"), a liberal amount of cursing and, as the trailer makes clear, lots of broken glass and bodies.