Netflix recently announced the popularity of their Marvel superhero shows (excluding The Defenders, the newest series) relative to one another and Jessica Jones is at the top of that list.

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Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones

Following Jessica Jones comes Daredevil, the first Marvel Netflix series that started it all. Then comes Luke Cage and finally Iron Fist. Marvel’s news Netflix series is The Defenders, a culmination of the leads of all 4 series in an Avengers-esque team-up on a smaller scale.

Jessica Jones also hovers relatively close to both Daredevil‘s first season and Luke Cage in terms of critical success. Not far behind comes The Defenders and Daredevil‘s second season. Pulling up the rear is Iron Fist.

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Krysten Ritter, Finn Jones, Charlie Cox, and Mike Colter as Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Daredevil, and Luke Cage in The Defenders

It’s impressive that Jessica Jones takes the lead even though it isn’t chronologically first. It is also important to note that it follows a woman as a lead, a position that can be absent in the film and TV industry.

Jessica Jones will soon get a second season in 2018 with all 13 episodes directed by women. Production for the second season started not long after The Defenders wrapped.

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Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones- This Netflix original chronicles the life of one of the darker Marvel characters, the mysterious Jessica Jones. When a tragedy puts an the end to her short-lived career as a superhero, Jessica settles in New York City and opens her own detective agency, called Alias Investigations, which seems to be called into cases involving people who have special abilities. Suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, Jessica wants to do good, but her primary interest isn’t in saving the world, it’s saving her apartment and getting through each day. Based on a graphic novel intended for adults, this is not a superhero story for the kids.

 

Source: USA Today

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