In S1E3 of Jessica Jones, Luke tallies up the superpowered characters he knows of. But in season 3 of Agents of SHIELD

Inhumans all around the world are being exposed to Terrigen, and gaining powers.

This suggests that Jessica Jones is set earlier than that. When is S1 of Jessica Jones set?

  • I have heard that Jessica Jones is supposed to be set before Avengers: Age of Ultron but I haven't found anything definitive yet; stay tuned.
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 17:32

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It takes place sometime in 2015.

In the second episode, Jessica does a search for admission records for the night she escaped Kilgrave, on January 20, 2014, and mentions that the bus crash was "a year ago".

when was the crash?

searching for evidence

Other anecdotal evidence

  • In ep2, we see snow on the ground, but people in NYC are generally wearing light coats, or none at all
  • In ep2, we see a poster on the train for something on October 6th or 8th. (this could be an old/very early poster, but it's worth mentioning)
  • In ep3, Luke mentions "you, me, the big green dude and his crew"
  • In ep3, a radio caller mentions "ever since those guys quote 'saved the city,' people have been making up stories about more super folk out there."
  • In ep3, Trish references the Battle of New York and the alien invasion as something that was unlikely to happen, but does not mention Sokovia.
  • We know that Jessica Jones happens sometime after season one of Daredevil, as the warehouse where Matt fights Nobu in Daredevil is the same one later turned into a drug warehouse in Jessica Jones. The warehouse is shown to have suffered damage from the fire in Daredevil.
  • When Jessica meets Claire Temple, Claire mentions knowing and having experience with helping Matt.

Transmissions From The Edge - October 6/8th

let it snow

this place looks familiar

Since the issue with Inhumans is not exactly a quiet one, and since there is no mention of Sokovia or the events of Age of Ultron or Ant-Man, I'd estimate that the show takes place at the very tail end of the 2014-2015 Winter season - prior to Age of Ultron and the Terrigen release.

  • I think she also mentioned in the first episode that her time with Kilgrave was "over a year ago". I'll need to rewatch and confirm.
    – phantom42
    Commented Nov 21, 2015 at 1:06
  • I did think there was a reference to Sovokia (although not by name), but maybe I’m thinking of Ant-Man. Commented Dec 6, 2015 at 1:06

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