Netflix Releases Official Jessica Jones Trailer [66 Screenshots]

After the successful release of Marvel’s Daredevil six months ago, Netflix subscribers are about to gain one more serving of superhero action before the new year. Today, the first official Jessica Jones trailer hit, offering fans a glimpse of Krysten Ritter in the titular role as she stakes claim to Marvel’s first superpowered, female driven story.

Lesser known to the world than Iron Man and Captain America, the Jessica Jones trailer wonderfully lays the groundwork to understand our heroine’s traumatic past. What makes this series special is that it is not by definition an origin story, rather, we learn that she has already hung up her cape. Mike Colter, who plays Luke Cage, is also seen in the trailer; he’ll be getting his own series on Netflix leading up to The Defenders. Cage is smitten by Jessica Jones’ abilities and will play a big part in her love life.

The main conflict depicted in the Jessica Jones trailer comes from a man named Kilgrave, who is played by none other than the Tenth Doctor himself, David Tennant. Also known in the comics as The Purple Man, we see Kilgrave using his mind control powers on others, something Jessica Jones is unfortunately all too familiar with. Although she may ooze confidence in her super strength, her past encounter with The Purple Man has left our heroine mentally broken.

I love Marvel’s Daredevil because it’s dark, emotionally raw, and full of moral conundrums. So when I watch the Jessica Jones trailer I am taking a liking to the many similarities in action and gritty tone – both are operating in the Marvel Cinematic Universe within Hell’s Kitchen too. I’m anxious to see if the two heroes will work together or if we’ll only see Matt Murdoch, attorney at law, cross paths with Jones.

I have complete faith that Netflix will handle Jessica Jones with the same expert storytelling and clean creative direction that the streaming platform is becoming known for. What I want more than anything is to see Jessica Jones developed in a way that has typically been reserved for male comic book characters. Please Netflix, give us an anti-hero with layered emotions who can be both badass and emotionally complex. Let us have nice things.

Without question, Jessica Jones has been on my radar ever since it was announced back in 2013. A lot has changed since then. Thanks mostly to Marvel and DC, not only has comic book culture invaded mainstream media at a level in which smaller heroes like Jessica Jones can pop up, but also 2015 has been a strong year for female superhero stories. This year we’ve seen ABC’s Agent Carter starring Hayley Atwell, CBS’s Supergirl starring Melissa Benoist, and on the CW both the ladies on The Flash and Arrow have been kicking butt and taking names.

While the trailer gives us some good insight into what we can expect to see in the series, it leaves some questions that we will hope to see answered. What made Jessica Jones quit the superhero biz rather than fight back against her demons? And will she be able to overcome this mental block and take down Kilgrave, or will he further crush her spirit?

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Here’s the official short and sweet synopsis for Jessica Jones, provided by Netflix:

After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a private detective in Hell’s Kitchen. It’s time the world knew her name….

Created by Melissa Rosenberg, the complete first season of Jessica Jones will be released on Netflix on November 20. The series also stars Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Erin Mariarty, Eka Darville, and Wil Traval.


Source: Netflix

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NBC Reveals First ‘Heroes Reborn’ Trailer and Premiere Date

NBC has unleashed the first Heroes Reborn trailer while also unveiling its premiere date. Starting Thursday, September 24, 2015, Heroes will return to NBC after five years for a 13-episode event series. While some old faces return, such as Hiro, Matt Parkman, and HRG, there will be many new characters with abilities I hope will be more exciting than someone’s tattoo displaying future events.

The first Heroes Reborn trailer is a nice set up for what’s to come, teasing just enough to bring back some interest in a show that was cancelled without a proper send off. (Those last two seasons were pretty horrendous. They were like Dexter final season quality  bad.) The footage bears some resemblance to the series’ first season, setting up an inspirational message of hope and advocating positive change through hidden potential.

Although the trailer itself doesn’t offer any kind of context about what we can expect plot-wise, NBC was kind enough to give us the official synopsis for Heroes Reborn:

A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.

Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi, “Chuck”) and Joanne (Judith Shekoni, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss.

Noah Bennet, aka H.R.G. (Jack Coleman, “Heroes”), has gone off the grid but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski, “A to Z”) finds him and opens his eyes to the truth behind the Odessa tragedy.

While in hiding, some are discovering their newfound skills. Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay, “Once Upon a Time”) just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green, “Criminal Minds”), but normalcy is virtually impossible after learning of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a very sheltered upbringing, a bold and ethereal teenager, Malina (Danika Yarosh, “Shameless”), has been told she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, a quiet and unique young woman, Miko (Kiki Sukezane, “Death Yankee 3”), is trying to track down her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that will make her a force to be reckoned with. Elsewhere, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier Carlos (Ryan Guzman, “The Boy Next Door”).

Meanwhile, Erica (Rya Kihlstedt, “Masters of Sex”), the head of the highly successful tech conglomerate Renautas, has an agenda of her own.

For better or for worse, some are fated to cross paths with assorted heroes of the past, including Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg), Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and the Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis), among others. Yet, together, their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world and mankind.

Vague in terms of what abilities we can expect from this new crop of powered people, but at least we now have some sense of what’s at stake. My guess is that the vigilantes have been framed by the tech conglomerate and it’s up to Hiro and HRG to figure out how to sort out this mess.

Executive produced by Tim Kring, Peter Elkoff and James Middleton, Heroes Reborn will bring back original cast members Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jimmy Jean-Louis, and Masi Oka. They’ll be joined by a few new faces, including Zachary Levi (of NBC’s “Chuck” and the Marvel franchise “Thor”), Ryan Guzman (“The Boy Next Door”), Robbie Kay (“Once Upon a Time”), Danika Yarosh (“Shameless”), Judith Shekoni (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″), Kiki Sukezane (“Death Yankee 3″), Henry Zebrowski (NBC’s “A to Z”) and Gatlin Green (“Criminal Minds”). The new 13-episode “event” series is set to premiere this fall on NBC at 8 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2015.


Source: Heroes Reborn YouTube

BRAHMM! The First ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Teaser Trailer is Here

With the first Fear the Walking Dead teaser trailer debuting for AMC’s The Walking Dead spin-off series, it’s as if October has come early. That certain sense of dread that comes every fall/winter will now also take place later this summer, with a six-episode first season pick up followed by an already green-lit second season next summer.

Entitled “Nick’s Escape,” the Fear the Walking Dead teaser trailer depicts one of our main characters, played by Frank Dillane, fleeing for his life. Equipped with a very Hans Zimmer-esque score, this teaser doesn’t really offer much of anything new from what we know about The Walking Dead universe. Since this series will depict the beginning of the zombie outbreak, for all we know Nick could be running away from a very pissed off dad whose daughter he had just had steamy, sexual relations with – he is pulling up his pants in the video. I would have the same sense of fear on my face if I were him in both situations.

It’s a cop out not to show any aspect of the zombie apocalypse, but also a brilliant marketing ploy as a teaser. After inspecting the video a few times now, I do honestly believe they’re setting this clip up to be something it’s not. They’re playing on our expectations, believing our first response will immediately resonate with the re-animated. But remember, this is just the beginning of the virus. Fear the Walking Dead could be even more of a character driven show than The Walking Dead, which could eventually lead up to the first appearance of the undead.

Fear the Walking Dead Title Card Teaser Trailer

Here’s the plot synopsis for Fear the Walking Dead courtesy of IMDb.com:

What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in “The Walking Dead”? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question.

Created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, Fear the Walking Dead stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Mercedes Mason, and Rubén Blades. The series kicks off late summer 2015.


Source: AMC

CBS Unveils Extended ‘Supergirl’ Trailer Starring Melissa Benoist [98 Screenshots]

CBS Unveils Extended 'Supergirl' Trailer Starring Melissa Benoist

ABC has their Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter, Fox has the villains of Gotham, The CW has The Flash and Arrow, and most recently NBC has been laying the groundwork to revive Heroes. So it was only a matter of time until CBS bought a one way ticket on the superhero gravy train. Today, the network unleashed the first trailer for Supergirl in a very long form introduction with over six minutes of footage from the series. Starring Glee’s Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, you can watch the video after the break. Continue reading

Netflix Releases ‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 3 Teaser Trailer

Netflix 'Orange is the New Black' Season 3 Teaser Trailer Released

Get ready for some more chocolate and vanilla swirl as Orange is the New Black returns this June on Netflix. Today, the video streaming and home video rental subscription service unleashed unto the world a new teaser for the third season. Playing up the more playful aspects of the prison dramedy conceived by Weeds’ Jenji Kohan, OITNB fans can look forward to all their favorite characters returning for more shenanigans with 14 new episodes. Check out the teaser after the break. Continue reading

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 IMAX Trailer Seeks a Hero of Westeros [86 Screenshots]

Game of Thrones Season 5 Screenshot Peter Dinklage Tyrion Lannister 3

Game of Thrones fans who attended the IMAX premiere of two remastered episodes from Season 4 were treated to a special teaser trailer for Season 5. But luckily for the age of the Internet, the video was released thereafter, giving the world a special preview of what’s to come this spring. Could Westeros finally gain the hero it deserves? Check out the full trailer and screenshots after the break. Continue reading

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5 Part 2 Teasers: Surviving Together is All that Matters [83 Screenshots]

The Walking Dead Season 5 Part 2 Trailer Screenshot 1

We’re less than a month out until The Walking Dead picks up the second half of Season 5 on February 8. After a very strenuous first half, the group is a looking a little bit worse for wear. AMC has released two promo trailers, giving us our first look at where we left off. How will the group move on? What is their state of mind after the last traumatizing event? Find out after the break. Continue reading

Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Premiere Date Announced with Official Motion Poster

Daredevil Netflix Premiere Date Announced

Begin the countdown Marvel fans, and prepare your Netflix binging snacks, Daredevil has finally received an official premiere date. As of Friday, April 10, 2015 – a weekend, how nice of them – Marvel Cinematic Universe fans will be able to digest all 13 hour-long episodes of “the man without fear.” Check out the official motion poster for the release date announcement for Daredevil after the break. Continue reading

‘Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma’ Cast, Actors, and New Trailer Revealed

'Food Wars Shokugeki no Soma' Cast, Actors, and New Trailer Revealed

On the final day at Jump Festa 2105, during the Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Super Stage event, a new trailer was revealed along with the announcement of new characters, the voice actors, and the bands who will be performing the opening and end credit theme songs for the anime series. For anyone who loves food, this wacky shōnen series will absolutely take the cake. Check out the trailer after the break. Continue reading

Duty Calls in the ‘Archer’ Season 6 Teaser Trailer

'Archer' Season 6 Teaser Trailer

Fans have a lot to be excited about for the upcoming season of Archer. Now in its 6th season, everyone’s favorite animated ragtag spy team will be back. The first trailer for the sixth season has found its way online. Hit the jump to catch up on what antics everyone’s favorite spy is up to.

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