At long last, Netflix has confirmed that its excellent Marvel series Jessica Jones will be back for Season 2. The show was lauded from just about every corner (including ours — I loved it), so it’s not surprising that the streaming service is looking to explore more of Jessica’s (Krysten Ritter) story. So far, there isn’t anything else known about that expanded story beyond the announcement that the show will be back, so let’s start speculating …
First of all, timing will be an interesting thing, since Jessica is presumably appearing in the Luke Cage series, and will also be part of The Defenders. All of the Marvel/Netflix collaboration series will connect, but as we saw in Jessica Jones after Daredevil’s first season, it’s definitely being done in a very nuanced way so far (the only crossover between those two besides location was Claire Temple, played by Rosario Dawson, who may end up being these series’ equivalent of Nick Fury).
Last month, THR spoke with Ritter about the series, and the open-ended conclusion to Season 1, with Alias Investigation’s phone ringing off the hook but Jessica being ambivalent about answering. After the demise of Kilgrave (David Tennant), who was such a galvanizing villain, what comes next? Ritter said,
I found that really conflicting. On the one hand, killing Kilgrave was the end of this chapter. But then, what does that mean for her? It’s not like all the pain and trauma she went through just evaporates. It doesn’t go away just because he’s dead. He gave her such a sense of purpose. He was the reason why she left the house every day. So, what happens next? How does she deal with “success?” How does she move forward, no longer hating herself? That will be interesting to see. How does she realize the full potential she has?
Hopefully we’ll get a sense of that potential (and frankly, more badassery) in the other upcoming series before diving back in fully with Jessica Jones Season 2, although huzzah and kudos to Netflix for giving us more Jessica to look forward to! In the meantime, we’ll bring you more updates as they come on the series from Netflix’s TCA panel and elsewhere (including the possibility of a Punisher spinoff series).
Jessica Jones also stars Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval.
For more on Jessica Jones:
- 4 Ways ‘Jessica Jones’ Raises the Bar for Marvel Studios
- ‘Jessica Jones’ Review: Netflix’s Excellent Marvel Series Is a Twisted Noir Thriller
- Krysten Ritter & Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg Talk ‘Jessica Jones’ at NYCC
- Carrie-Anne Moss and Mike Colter Talk ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘Luke Cage’ at NYCC