When Jessica Jones premiered on Netflix last year, it did so with an astounding amount of critical praise. The series, which saw Krysten Ritter star as the titular hero, showcased Marvel Television’s ability to tell truly captivating and relatable stories that just so happen to feature superheroes. Telling the story of Jessica’s past with Kilgrave (David Tennant) and the torture she endured while under his control, the series did an excellent job of acknowledging the after effects of rape concerning the victims. It was a powerful story, one that ended with a bang of sorts as Jessica took down her abuser, uttering a single word as she did so – smile.
So it isn’t entirely surprising that “AKA Smile“, which was written by Melissa Rosenberg, Scott Reynolds, and Jamie King, and directed by Michael Rymer, landed a Hugo Award during last night’s ceremony. The episode took home the win for “Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form.” This, naturally, led to the Twitter account posting a celebratory tweet.
Cool. Won something at the #HugoAwards. Shots on Trish then?
— Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones)
The second season of Jessica Jones is expected to hit Netflix sometime in 2018. Until then, you can re-watch the excellent first season on Netflix. Ritter can next be seen in 2017’s The Defenders, which will bring together Netflix’s four heroes for the first time.
Source: Entertainment Weekly.