The Marvel Netflix series Jessica Jones is not only one of Netflix’s best original series, nor just one of Marvel’s best TV ventures—it was one of the best TV shows of 2015. Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg crafted this ground-level superhero story with a tremendous focus on emotion and character, essentially framing the show’s entire first season as a sexual assault survivor story. And this was all brought to life via Krysten Ritter’s phenomenally dynamic and complex performance, giving us one of the most fascinating Marvel characters yet, small screen or large.
So it’s with a serious degree of anticipation that we await Jessica Jones Season 2. Netflix quickly ordered another season of the show after the first was met with universal critical acclaim, but the precise timing of the new season is complicated by Marvel TV’s ambitious plans. Before jumping back into Jessica Jones, Ritter has to report for duty for the team-up series The Defenders, which finds the individual heroes of Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist coming together Avengers-style to defeat some larger threat.
So what, exactly, will Jessica Jones Season 2 entail? Speaking with Digital Spy, Ritter teased the various possibilities:
“I’m excited to see what happens next for Jessica, and the end of season one left a lot of doors open and questions unanswered. Kilgrave was her reason for getting up every morning. Saving people gave her purpose. I wonder how emotionally taxed she’s going to be now. That opens a lot of doors as to who will come out and play. We all live in the same universe, so there are endless possibilities.”