Netflix’s first teaser trailer for their next superhero drama, Jessica Jones, featured stylized animation — but did not even so much as tease actual imagery from the live-action show. However, Netflix has now released the first series of stills from the show — and the more scraps they can toss in our direction, the more we can piece together an idea of what this show will be like. Sort of.
It’s hard to tell whether these photos are hinting at an extremely subdued and naturalistic take on the comic (there are no photos of any action or super-heroic elements whatsoever, and all of these stills could belong to any procedural/political/general workforce drama in which people sport business casual, wear suspicious expressions, then sometimes go to a bar) or whether Netflix is just being withholding, teasing only the characters as they appear in their most banal states. (The latter is more likely.)
The photos of Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones (the former superhero who now owns Alias Private Investigations), for example, don’t exactly reveal anything you wouldn’t have been able to deduce from looking at other photos of Krysten Ritter: that Jessica Jones, who is played by Krysten Ritter, will look like Krysten Ritter.
And the still of David Tennant as the villain, Kilgrave, is namely telling for what it’s missing: purpleness. (He’s also called Purple Man.) In the comics, the character’s full body is purple, while just below, you’ll see that he is a very David Tennant-beige (his scarf, however, bears his trademark color).
And here’s Mike Colter as Luke Cage, the superhero/bar owner who also eventually marries and has a daughter with Jessica Jones in the comics:
Here’s a still of Jones with her bestie, Trish Walker aka Hellcat (Rachael Taylor):
The last image is of Jones and Harper (played by The Matrix’s Carrie- Anne Moss), who The Wrap described as “no-nonsense” and “a person in a position of authority who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica — if the titular character doesn’t completely alienate her first, that is”:
All episodes of the first season will premiere on Netflix on November 20, 2015.