Fans of Marvel-Netflix series Jessica Jones will be happy to know that the private investigator is by no means done.
Netflix has renewed Jessica Jones for a second season, no doubt a result of strong ratings and wide critical acclaim. Season 2 will feature another 13-episode run, with Krysten Ritter presumably returning to the titular role that she inhabited so well.
The malicious antics of villain Kilgrave (David Tennant) left Jessica reeling in season 1, ultimately leaving her unsure as to her role in the world. Will she answer the call?
In an interview with Deadline last November, executive producer/showrunner Melissa Rosenberg discussed the direction Jessica Jones could take in season 2.
“I think one of the things I would be able to do now, that’s harder to do in the first season, is to really expand on the ensemble. Poor Krysten Ritter, she was in every scene that we shot, we beat the crap out of her. She was a shell of a human being by the time we ended, and that is not sustainable. But when you have a show that’s called Jessica Jones, if Jessica Jones isn’t in a scene the rest of it become almost irrelevant until you earn other character storylines. You’ve got to flesh out those characters enough that you can travel,” Rosenberg said.
“So, I would hope to further expand on the ensemble, and on Jessica’s world. She ends in a very different place than she started off. She’s still going to be Jessica Jones — that is not going to change. She will continue to drink and make mistakes, and accidentally drop people onto train tracks, but something has changed for her by the end of this season, and I’d just love to explore that in the second season.”
Meanwhile, Daredevil, the other Defender, will be starting his second season on March 18.
You can find our spoiler-free review of Jessica Jones season 1 right HERE.