‘Jessica Jones’ Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg on Planning for Season 2 and ‘The Defenders’

     September 29, 2016


When it comes to the Marvel-Netflix series, we’ve gotten two seasons of Daredevil and one season of Jessica Jones, and while we’re still waiting to see how Luke Cage will fare when it arrives tomorrow, as of right now, Jessica Jones is by far the best thing Marvel has done on television. Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg knocked it out of the park, and fans are now eagerly awaiting the return of Jessica Jones. However, the next time we see her won’t be until the big cross-over mini-series The Defenders (unless she makes a surprise cameo in Luke Cage or Iron Fist).


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Speaking to THR, Rosenberg talked about laying the foundation for handing off the character to Defenders showrunners Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie:

“This wouldn’t work if anyone other than them was in charge,” Rosenberg says. “The whole thing has been incredibly collaborative. They’ve also been really respectful to all the other showrunners who have invented these characters and have grown attached to these characters. They invited commentary, they invited ideas, they enjoy collaboration. That’s the only way this works. It doesn’t work if they keep it all to themselves and are possessive.”

That’s encouraging to hear. It seems like there’s a lot of mutual respect over who has ownership of which characters and how to go about sharing them. When talking about launching Luke Cage on Jessica Jones, Rosenberg says that, “from the beginning, we were like teachers in an elementary school, getting him ready to pass him on to the next show and making sure we’ve done all we can to set him up as best as we can.”

While we’re not sure how Ramirez and Petrie will be handling Jessica Jones, Roseneberg says that when it comes to the superhero’s second season, she’s going to have to remain mum until after The Defenders. However, for now, she’s excited for fans to see something new, and I can’t wait to see how Jessica’s sardonic attitude bounces off her fellow superheroes.

The Defenders premieres in 2017. Jessica Jones will likely return in 2018.