With how successful Netflix’s original series Jessica Jones was, a second season was a given. Maybe Netflix waited until Sunday at the Television Critics Association to announce Jessica Jones will be getting a second season because they just assumed we all knew it was inevitable. It only took the online streaming service almost 2 months to make it official.
Apparently the renewal was news to everyone at the panel, including the producers, writers, and actors. Jessica Jones executive producer, Jeph Loeb, said, “We learned about the pickup when you guys learned about it, so we’re at that stage of just going ‘yay!'”
Because the creator and showrunner, Melissa Rosenberg had just learned the show would be returning for season 2, she of course could not promise much in the way of what to expect in terms of plot, but she did say, “I think I just want it to be about her character. She’s a very damaged character, and that damage goes beyond Kilgrave. There’s a lot to mine from in her backstory and into her present day situation.”
Even after the defeat of Kilgrave, the lead actress, Krysten Ritter, also sees the show continuing to explore the intricacies of Jessica Jones’ character. At the panel she said, “For Jessica, that final moment, that victorious triumphant moment, I found that very conflicting in terms of her headspace. He’s the reason why she got up every day. He’s the reason why she went out in the world… it really gave her a purpose, and the past trauma doesn’t go away with his death.” The villain that helped kick off the show may be dead, but it doesn’t sound like we can expect Jessica Jones’ life to go back to “normal” anytime soon.
With all the hype surrounding the upcoming Marvel Captain America: Civil War Deadline reports Rosenburg was asked how what is currently happening in the Marvel Cinematic Universe might affect Jessica Jones. The showrunner said, “I will always use as much as I possibly can from the comic book. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is very different in terms of its mythology. In the books, everyone knows superheroes are walking around, there’s a lot of things building toward Secret Wars. We’re probably not going to be able to do a totally parallel storylines. But I take every little piece I can because it’s so good.”
Krysten Ritter will be returning as Jessica Jones in her own show, and we are also expecting to see her in the upcoming Luke Cage series on Netflix since Jones and Cage are married to each other in the comics. Additionally, Cage and Jones are set to appear in the Defenders which will be a Marvel crossover series.
No matter what will happen in upcoming seasons or series, Netflix has created a loyal fan-base due to the incredible things they are doing with the Marvel universe, and I think we’re all pretty excited to see what happens next.