Marvel’s Jessica Jones took the streaming world by storm in its first season, but the upside of being able to binge every episode at once is countered with the downside of having to wait so long for more. Krysten Ritter feels our pain. She’s as anxious to get started on Season 2 as viewers are to watch it. And while it’s great that Netflix is rolling out Mike Colter’s Luke Cage this fall with Iron Fist and its stars Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick following after, we have to wait until next year for Jessica Jones to even start production on Season 2. Luckily, we’ll get to see them all team up in Netflix’s The Defenders before the series’ sophomore seasons start streaming.
In anticipation of more Jessica Jones, however, Ritter recently teased the things she’s excited about seeing. For fans of the super-strong Private Eye kicking all kinds of ass in Hell’s Kitchen, I think it goes without saying that you’ll be seeing more of the same. But the real strength of the stoic loner that is Jessica Jones is actually the allies reluctantly surrounds herself with and the relationships they share. That means plenty more of Rachael Taylor’s Trish Walker and Colter’s Cage.
Watch Ritter talk about all the things she’s excited to revisit in Season 2 of Marvel and Netflix’s Jessica Jones (via EW):
Let’s take a closer look at some of Ritter’s choice quotes, shall we? First and foremost, Ritter talked up the strong psychological story and action-packed aspects of the series so far:
Ritter: “I’m so excited to see what [the writers] come up with. [I’d love] to dig deeper into the psychology of the aftermath of Kilgrave (David Tennant), and maybe we could do a couple big stunts. I’d be down for that.”
And those of you who are wondering about the relationship between Jones and Cage, and where their romance will go in Season 2:
Ritter: “I love me some Mike Colter. [Jessica and Luke] are so different, but they both have something kind of broken inside, and they identify with each other because of that. There’s just some magic that happens.
“I love their relationship. I loved it in the original comic books, in [comic series] Alias, and Mike’s a joy to work with. We had a lot of fun.”
But let’s not forget Jones’ best friend, Trish:
Ritter: “That was one of the most exciting things about the show, that female friendship. At the heart of it, that’s really what it’s about. It’s about that relationship with her very best friend, her sister. I just loved how honest and real it was.
“I think people really respond to seeing a female friendship that is not perfect. And they’re never talking about shoes or a boyfriend. Their own story is enough to sustain a narrative, and I think that’s really cool.”
Don’t worry, we’ll get to see a lot more from these two:
Taylor: “They have so much history, these characters together. And a lot of it is just the natural chemistry that I have with Krysten. She’s a hard worker, she’s talented, she’s professional, but she’s a girl’s girl as well. She knows how to have a good time and support other women. I admired her a lot, shooting with her, and learned a lot from her.”
But it remains to be seen whether or not Trish will take on the mantle of Hellcat next season:
Taylor: “I think there’s so many layers to this character,” the actress explained. “One of the things I’m really looking forward to, aside from all of the potential martial arts or athleticism, is seeing her relationship with her mother unfold a little bit more. I had a really good time working with [Rebecca De Mornay, who played Trish’s overbearing stage mom, Dorothy] and obviously working with Krysten and seeing their friendship unfold in different ways. There’s lots to play with.”
Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg promised that, no matter what happens outside of Hell’s Kitchen, Jessica Jones will remain a personal story in Season 2:
Rosenberg: “Jessica Jones, her journey is a very personal one, it’s very intimate. So, the guys coming in to take over the city, she doesn’t really care, she’s like ‘Take us down, I just need to pay my rent.’ Whatever we do, it will be personal to her. It will be a personal story.”
For more on Jessica Jones, be sure to take a look at some of our recent stories below:
- ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2: Krysten Ritter Gives Update, Teases ‘Luke Cage’
- ‘Iron Fist’ Adds ‘Banshee’s Tom Pelphrey and ‘90210’s Jessica Stroup as the Meachums
- Netflix Names Familiar Showrunners for Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ Series
- ‘Luke Cage’: Producer Wants Series to Be Marvel’s ‘The Wire’; Mike Colter Teases Harlem Setting
- ‘The Defenders’: Charlie Cox Says Filming Will Commence Later This Year
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