Everything Learned at Marvel’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones NYCC Panels

October 13, 2015

The internet was buzzing over the weekend after fans of Netflix and Marvel’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones scored a sneak peek at the upcoming seasons at New York Comic-Con on Saturday night.

Fans were gifted a tantalizing teaser of what’s in store for Season 2 of Daredevil from showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez. Petrie announced, “Last year, Steven [DeKnight] and Drew [Goddard] did a great job of introducing that world. This year, we get to test that world, take it further, darker, more emotional.”

The all-new footage opened with Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), his fellow avocado at law Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) and secretary Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) sitting inside a church, as a voiceover from Matt asks, “Father, why do I still feel guilty?” to which Father Lantom replies, “Guilt can be a good thing.” The Daredevil sneak peek gave a first look at Elodie Yung‘s Elektra as she’s putting a red mask over her face and Frank “The Punisher” Castle (Jon Bernthal) carrying a gun down a hospital hallway, demanding someone to “beg.” Of the role, Yung admitted it was “intense, exciting” to play the Frank Miller character, adding, “I can’t be more happy.” Bernthal had a similar sentiment, saying, “I look at this as a huge honor, a huge responsibility. I’m gonna give everything that I have.”

The audience at the Jessica Jones panel received an even bigger surprise when Marvel’s Head of TV Jeph Loeb delivered a world premiere of the new series, screening the first episode in full. He also finally revealed that Carrie Ann Moss will be playing Jeryn Hogarthm a high-powered lawyer who has ties, in the comics at least, to Iron Fist. While the crowd were sworn to secrecy, Vulture’s Abraham Riesman noted that the series has “hot sex and nuanced sexuality” that left fans at the largest pop culture event on the East Coast gasping.

It was also confirmed that Jessica Jones will feature the star of Marvel and Netflix’s other upcoming series, Luke Cage (Mike Colter). Of this decision Loeb declared, “there was no way to tell the story of Jessica Jones without telling a little bit of the story of the man she someday falls in love with.”

Shade have created all of the visual effects for both Daredevil and Jessica Jones, creating invisible VFX that support the great stories and storytellers. We are knee deep in Jessica Jones and Daredevil as we speak and can’t wait to be able to share more details on the work when they come out! While it’s mostly the same team of artists that worked on both shows, they are very different projects, and we always seek to learn, grow and develop new tools and techniques on every project that we do.

Season one of Marvel’s Jessica Jones will debut on Netflix on November 20. Marvel’s Daredevil returns to Netflix in 2016, with Matt Murdock testing his skills and ethics as he deals with ruthless vigilante Frank Castle and the mysterious ninja assassin Elektra.