“A powerful female protagonist or female director or female showrunner … that shouldn’t be unique,” says Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. She’s right, of course, but unfortunately it is a unique thing — especially when it comes to superhero TV series. It’s also one of the aspects of Jessica Jones that makes it so good; that is, not just having a female perspective, but as Rosenberg goes on to say “a balanced one.”
In a new featurette released by Netflix, stars Krysten Ritter, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, and Rosenberg speak to that and more. It’s hard to follow up a villain like Kilgrave, but the show once again focuses in on the emotional nuances of its characters, like what being a person who feels both a call to duty and reticence to get involved means, and that makes all of the difference. As I mention in my review, it’s what allows Season 2 to not only grow with each new episode, but to keep Jessica Jones as Marvel’s best Netflix series.
Check out the featurette below:
Jessica Jones Season 2 debuts Thursday, March 8th on Netflix.
New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after taking down her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why. Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) is joined by an incredible returning cast that includes Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse) and new cast members Janet McTeer and J.R. Ramirez, among others. Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (“Twilight”, “Dexter”), Raelle Tucker (“True Blood”), Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil”, “Marvel’s Luke Cage”, “Marvel’s Iron Fist”) and Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil”, “Marvel’s Luke Cage”, “Marvel’s Iron Fist”) who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television.