Meet David Tennant’s Chilling Purple Man in New Jessica Jones Trailer

We’re a little over a month away from the premiere of Marvel’s next Netflix series, Jessica Jones, and there’s a brand new trailer for you to feast your eyes on. Check it out below!

This trailer features not only the first head-on shot of Krysten Ritter as the titular Jessica Jones, but also our first introduction to David Tennant’s villain, Zebediah Killgrave, aka the Purple Man, in the form of a voice over.

As Jessica puts up a collage of photos at her work, Alias Investigations, Killgrave speaks in a menacing voice: “Jessica. I know your secrets. I know about your friends, about your gifts. Jessica… Jessica Jones. I know everything.”

After Jessica leaves, the shot slowly zooms in on the collage which ends up looking like a face, focusing on dark, evil eyes tinted with purple.

It’s a chilling trailer, but when you remember the history of the Purple Man – that his kidnapping and tormenting of Jessica led her to abandon being a superhero and instead become a PI – it makes sense.

Another interesting thing about this trailer is the time-stamp at the beginning: 2:23 am, Hell’s Kitchen.

Every teaser trailer has had a time-stamp. The first had her waking up at 3 pm, the second had her at a bar at 7:54 pm, and the one right before this had her strolling the streets of Hell’s Kitchen at 11:57 pm.

Your guess is as good as mine as to what this means. Will the series take place over the course of a handful of days and each episode will be marked by a time of day? Will time and/or a countdown be an important part of the series’ plot?

We’ll have to wait to find out but I, for one, am very excited. The marketing around this series is promising and if it’s anywhere near as good as Daredevil, we’re in for an exciting ride.

Jessica Jones will hit Netflix on November 20th. It stars Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rosario Dawson (returning from Daredevil as Claire Temple), David Tennant, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Wil Traval, and Erin Moriarty.

What do you think of the trailer? Are you excited to see David Tennant as this haunting and terrible villain? Let us know in the comments!

Jessica Jones Purple Man Teaser

Images: Spoiler TV, Marvel Comics



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