Marvel and Netflix's Jessica Jones has been granted the coveted Peabody Award for Entertainment and Children's Programming.
“This one part superhero saga, one part neo-noir program asks unpopular questions about power and consent, while constructing vivid and compelling characters,” said the statement issued by the Peabody Foundation. “Krysten Ritter helps us to discover the strengths and vulnerability of Jessica, a hard-boiled private detective who has rejected the role of superhero but must still figure out how to overcome the evil that threatens her, her friends and her community.”
Other Peabody Award winners for 2016 include Beasts of No Nation, black-ish, Mr. Robot, Transparent, and The Leftovers.
Jessica Jones has been greenlit for a second season, and Krysten Ritter will reprise her role as the character in The Defenders.