Jessica Jones has been a big hit for Marvel, Netflix and everyone involved with the series, leading to a Season 2 pick-up. After such a personal journey over the course of 13 episodes, where many of the characters were torn down and forced to confront their own issues, speculation is running rampant, as far as what’s next for the cast of characters.
While at the Netflix portion of the TCA Press Tour, co-stars Krysten Ritter (“Jessica Jones”), Rachael Taylor (“Trish Walker”), Mike Colter (“Luke Cage”) and Carrie-Anne Moss (“Jeri Hogarth”), who had only just learned that morning of the show’s renewal, were on hand to chat at a panel and in roundtables. During the interviews, they talked about how excited they are to return to these characters, how wide open the possibilities are for Season 2, what makes the Netflix superhero stories unique, the overwhelming fan response they’ve gotten, the mental states of their characters, that Luke Cage will be its own show (and not a Jessica Jones sequel or spin-off), and moving towards The Defenders series. Be aware that there are some spoilers.
Question: After everything that your characters went through in Season 1, where would you like to see things go in Season 2?
CARRIE-ANNE MOSS: The writers are so smart, I can only imagine. I would love to be in that room. I love the creative process. I’m not a writer, so I don’t know what that looks like, but I can only imagine that you get all those great minds in that room, of those particular writers that created the show, and it’s going to be great. I can’t wait to see.
KRYSTEN RITTER: We’re so excited to have a Season 2. We’re so proud of the show and everyone worked really hard on it. We’re so grateful that the response has been positive. That doesn’t happen every day. So, I’m excited to throw on the leather jacket and kick some ass.
RACHAEL TAYLOR: At this moment, I’m just in profound gratitude that we get to go back and work on a show that we love, with amazing actors and great writers, and be a part of the Marvel universe. As with all of the characters in Jessica Jones, Trish has an alias. They all have an AKA. They present one thing to the world, and then there’s another thing underneath, and Trish has that, too. On the surface, she’s very together. She’s put her life back together, after a traumatic and interesting childhood, and she’s a good, supportive friend. But part of her alias, even in the first season, is that she’s quite covetous of some of the gifts that Jessica Jones has. As much as she’s a supportive and loving friend, there’s a part of her that would love to save the world. I don’t know how that will play out in a narrative form in the second season, but it could be cool.