Netflix might have cancelled her television series (discussed HERE) but Jessica Jones lives on in the place where it all started and this announcement let’s all of you in on the scoop that will be joining your collection in January.
The Press Release:
Writer Kelly Thompson and artist Mattia De Iulis have proven to be the perfect creative team for Jessica Jones. Chosen to take on the character by Jessica Jones’ creator himself, Brian Michael Bendis, Thompson provides a voice to the titular hero that’s been acclaimed by fans and critics alike. And De Iulis’ dynamic art brought readers right into the private investigator mind of Jessica Jones with eye-catching imagery and page layouts. Blind Spot was a huge hit in the digital marketplace and now, Marvel Comics is proud to present it in print as a 6-issue limited series starting in January!
Good early morning to you my ready to binge-watch readers, if you are reading this post in the predawn hours then you are much more of a Marvel Television diehard than I am. I’ve been falling asleep before midnight lately but I digress because its from all the running around I’ve been doing. So here we are with the final season on Netflix for Marvel’s “Jessica Jones”. As you know, the streaming service cancelled all of the exciting series that it launched a few years ago with “Daredevil”, “Luke Cage”, Iron Fist”, “The Defenders” and “The Punisher”. I fell behind in my watching but did love them all with some being better than the others and if you missed the recently revealed trailer for this final season please click HERE. Let’s review the Official Poster, premise and casting once more before we go.
Well my friends, as I post this trailer I hear the strains of The Doors “The End” because we are now sharing the last trailer for the final of the Marvel Netflix series which as you know have all been cancelled by the network. I know it still seems hard to process because they were all so good but the last one to air is the third and final season of “Jessica Jones”. Let’s watch the trailer and then enjoy some more about the series while we can.
Over the last few months we’ve been keeping pace with the slow demise of the Marvel Television/Netflix collaborations and shared reports about the cancellations of “Marvel’s Iron Fist”, “Marvel’s Luke Cage” and “Marvel’s Daredevil” – When I added those narratives to our Pop Culture region, it was assumed that it was only a matter of time before both “The Punisher” and “Jessica Jones” would follow in cancellation. That moment has arrived with the following statement. Read on.
“Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ will not return for a third season on Netflix,” Netflix said in a statement. “Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come. In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones.’ We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others. We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership and thank the passionate fans who have followed these series from the beginning.”
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So I don’t think that I need to paint you any clearer a picture but in case you can’t figure this out, the Marvel and Netflix deal is done and there will be NO additional series coming to the network. Part of me wonders if these will move over to the upcoming Disney streaming service or remain here and what of the cast who played some of these characters perfectly. Will all of the main characters of Daredevil, Punisher, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones be recast? I guess it would be cheaper to start over if they even return in some format. Disney is not known for its mature audience stuff and there were moments in these shows that were nothing less than intense. As I write this I should admit that I didn’t watch my second season of “The Punisher” yet and “Jessica Jones” is still a few months away from even premiering so I don’t have to worry about that just yet. I will miss these series and what they were doing for the more grounded Marvel Cinematic Universe of characters but I will admit that they didn’t do as much inferring to their common existence as I would have liked them to.
Man oh man my fellow comic book geeks, September is going to be a month and a half in terms of some of the awesome issues that will be hitting the racks. Now, I’ve already discussed numerous releases for their one dollar comics program and I am happy to find this continuing into what amounts to be the sixth such series for the year. Presenting”MARVEL KNIGHTS 20th ANNIVERSARY” TRUE BELIEVERS! I didn’t notice an official Press Release for the issues but snagged the art from their press provisions and bring them to you below. I’ll return with some added thoughts at the close.
TRUE BELIEVERS: MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH ANNIVERSARY – DAREDEVIL BY SMITH & QUESADA #1
Reprinting Daredevil (1998) #1