Marvel’s Jessica Jones is already back on the beat. One month after Season 2’s premiere, Netflix confirms a third season of the hard-drinking P.I. will hit the streaming service, so what does it mean for The Defenders?
We’re dangerously close to exiting 2017 without any sense of when Jessica Jones will return for Season 2. Thankfully, our #BestDefender dropped off an early Christmas present with a first official photo from the season, along with new intel on the “pretty dark headspace” we find the character in. Plus … did someone say “Infinity War”?
The first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones absolutely demanded women’s perspective behind the camera, and Season 2 is very much upping the ante. Before production commences on a second run of Krysten Ritter’s breakout Defender, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg confirms all thirteen Jessica Jones Season 2 episodes will feature women directing.
Marvel’s Luke Cage has officially struck out in his own series, but that hasn’t stopped Jessica Jones fans from wondering if Mike Colter’s Hero for Hire will end up hired back to Hell’s Kitchen. Luke and Jessica will at least reunite for The Defenders, while showrunner Melissa Rosenberg teases if Luke might have any role to play in Jessica Jones Season 2.
Even with Luke Cage just over a week away, fans are anxious to pick up the world left behind by Marvel’s Jessica Jones. We’ll see the character again in The Defenders, but it seems Season 2 is at least halfway complete in the writers’ room, while showrunner Melissa Rosenberg teases Jessica’s enduring trauma beyond Kilgrave.
Jessica Jones Season 2 details have been hard to come by, what with Season 1 plumbing the comic character’s most recognizable stories, and Marvel slotting Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders in between. Now, Jessica Jones boss Melissa Rosenberg offers a bit of new intel, including multiple villains to follow Kilgrave, and an evolving dynamic with Trish.
Jessica Jones has been understandably quiet since Marvel confirmed news of a second Netflix season, with production unlikely to begin before team-up mini-series The Defenders. Marvel too hasn’t exactly proven forthcoming, but a new executive producer joining Jessica Jones’ ranks for Season 2 could well get the ball rolling.
It would take an encyclopedia to map out the many changes to comic canon the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken thus far, and Jessica Jones was no exception, especially in its central antagonist. Now, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg explains one of the major changes to the comic relationship between Jessica Jones and Kilgrave, in order to make it “more visceral.”