Jessica Jones Team Says the Show Is a Psychological Thriller, Talks Purple Man
During a Television Critic’s Association press tour round table, Jessica Jones executive producer Jeph Loeb gave some insight into the show, particularly the relationship between Ritter and Tennant’s characters.
Loeb talked about how Jones and Daredevil will differ tonally. Via Indiewire:
When we first sat down and started talking about Daredevil, what we said was, for all intents and purposes, it was a crime drama first and a superhero show second. One of the things we’ve talked a lot about is that [Jessica Jones] is in many ways a psychological thriller first and then a superhero show second.
[…] In the same kind of way Vincent D’Onofrio owned his half of Daredevil, you’ll see David Tennant own his half of Jessica Jones.
[…] What you get out of [Jessica Jones] is a sort of hold-your-breath tension as to what’s going to happen. When you see the dynamic between Krysten Ritter and David Tennant. That question of ‘What’s going to happen next?’ and ‘What could happen next?’ and how that’s driven by character is something that is so important to not just the scripts but also the way the show is shot, and the way that everyone reacts, and the way those two react with each other.
We’ve written before about some of the aspects of the series that make us nervous, particularly in regards to Tennant’s role as The Purple Man. Hopefully the “psychologically thrilling” side of Jessica Jones will involve an actual innovative look at female heroines, rather than relying on unfortunate tropes.
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