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Krysten Ritter Films ‘Jessica Jones’ at Long Island Aquarium

Marvel’s Jessica Jones, the Netflix series about a superhero turned private investigator, filmed at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead last week. The show, starring Critics Choice Award nominee Krysten Ritter, will air its second season next year.

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Jessica Jones is the story of a young woman in New York who opens a private investigation firm. While most of her time is spent snapping photos of illicit affairs and other typical PI duties, Jones has a secret that very few people know about—she’s got super strength. After her family’s car collided with a truck when she was a teenager, killing everyone else in the car, Jessica discovered she was really, really strong. When her friend Trish discovered her powers, she encouraged Jessica to try and be a hero, which backfired in Jessica’s face. When Jessica tried to save someone from a mugging, she encountered Kilgrave, an evil man with the ability to control minds. After kidnapping Jessica using mind control and forcing her to do some terrible things, she was able to break the control and escaped. But when the show begins, Kilgrave resurfaces after being presumed dead, and Jessica sets out to stop him before he can hurt anyone else.

The show’s first season was a critical and commercial success. Dealing with darker issues than most comic book shows or films, Jessica Jones explored the horrific abuse the title character endured while being mind-controlled. Ritter’s performance was praised, garnering her a Critics’ Choice Award nomination. The show’s upcoming second season is already getting positive buzz and press, with the announcement that every episode will be directed by a woman.

There’s no word on why the intrepid Jessica Jones would be hanging around an aquarium, but we’re excited to find out.

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