The Critics Association meetings were held last week where the networks talk about all of their upcoming projects in some fairly detailed discussions. As Netflix is verging on being a network at this point, it had a lot to say.
While Netflix addressed all of its series, the Marvel portion of the presentation was pretty darn interesting. First off, it finally debuted a logo for Jessica Jones. While nothing groundbreaking, it’s nice to see some form of movement on the series. Show runner Melissa Rosenberg confirmed that the series is very much based in the MCU, and even shares a location with Daredevil, but it will have its own distinct tone. She also confirmed that Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple character will appear in the new series, and that there may be some other secondary characters that crossover between the two shows.
Of particular note, Dawson’s character was actually conceived to be Night Nurse, a female doctor named Linda Carter who ended up catering to superheroes in the comics. Apparently the film arm of the MCU however asked the TV arm to steer clear of the character as they have some form of plans for her. Quite curious as she had a relationship at one time with Doctor Strange.
On the Daredevil side of things, despite Steven De Knight not being the show runner for season 2 of Daredevil, he did address if the addition of the Punisher was going to make the show more violent. He didn’t feel they would be going that route.
The first season of Daredevil was violent, but I always say it was more implied. It wasn’t nearly as violent as The Walking Dead, a show that I love. On that, if somebody were to crush somebody’s head in a car door, you would’ve seen the head crush on screen, but we didn’t want to go quite that far. We wanted to keep it right around PG-16 (sic) and not go all the way to the R. I have no idea if they’re planning to push it that far next season, but I would be surprised
Implied is sometimes more brutal in my opinion, but I never found it over the top in the first season.
I’m anxious for Jessica Jones mainly to see if Marvel can keep up the quality we experienced in Daredevil. Bring on the Netflix shows!