Friday can not get here soon enough. It’s crazy to think that in about 36 hours the world will get to enter a new corner of Hell’s Kitchen with Jessica Jones. With the focus being around Jessica (Krysten Ritter), the show will be darker than anything we’ve seen before from Marvel.
Last night was the New York premiere for Jessica Jones, where those in attendance were shown the first two episodes of the season. Before the premiere kicked off, the stars of the show walked the red carpet and were met with plenty of cameras and interviews.
ABC News was one of the outlets on the carpet last night and got to interview Ritter. She once again teased just how different the show will be.
This is a completely different genre almost, so for me being a part of this, and part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is really exciting. It’s even more exciting to be a part of them doing something that they’ve never done before. This is closer to Silence of the Lambs than it is The Avengers.
It is scary, the psychological thriller. It’s very dark and gritty and grounded, so it’s a hardcore drama.
Ritter has seemed incredibly excited to have the role and lead her own series. She said “it was like hitting the lottery” in terms of how complex the character was, plus being able to do a more physical role with stunts. If you were worried about the action scenes being believable, both Ritter and Mike Colter (Luke Cage) say that shouldn’t be a problem.
Ritter: The superhero elements and the stunts, those things all happen on the day. There’s not a lot of special effects, it’s very real world.
Colter: We do things that you can actually imagine us doing. It’s not so far out of the range of possibility.
Speaking of the use of special effects, Indiewire recently published an interview with Shade VFX, the company responsible for the special effects for both Daredevil and now Jessica Jones. Here is what they had to say about working on the latest Netflix series,
I can’t say much because Marvel is really, really tight on that. They’ve been pretty public about it being a very different type of show and it’s more of a hardboiled, detective thriller and psychological drama which is a really cool change of pace for Marvel. I mean Daredevil is a change of pace for them to — to get down into the street and get gritty and violent. And they’ve just never done that with their brand.
But Jessica Jones is a little bit different pace, and the visual effects are equally as invisible if not more so than the stuff we did on Daredevil.
We’re always very involved with these projects from the beginning. With the Marvel stuff, in particular, we get the early scripts, we work with the showrunners, we work with the directors for each episode, we plan the visual effects, and then we’re on set when they shoot it and we’re always working side-by-side with them to make sure that whatever visual effects they decide to use are the best approach to tell that story.
Most of the time, I couldn’t notice any special effects in Daredevil, it wasn’t until I saw all Shade VFX did that I really noticed at all. I’m hoping for more of the same while I binge watch Jessica Jones all day Friday.
Jessica Jones will debut exclusively on Netflix this Friday at 12:01 PST.