Netflix’s Jessica Jones wrapped up its final season on Friday. The Marvel show was a bittersweet moment for leading actress Krysten Ritter who knew season three would be its last.
“Well, I thought this would be the final season, before we started Season 3, because (showrunner) Mel [Rosenberg] would be moving on, and the show was so me and Mel,” Ritter said. “We are of the same brain. So, going in knowing that was a gift because you can really craft it. We got to really make sure that we were closing out her storyline and completing her journey, in a way that felt very Jessica. I feel really fortunate to have this opportunity and to be able to tell this story. It’s three seasons, but it’s so much story because of the writing. It’s a psychological character study. We’ve covered a lot of ground.”
Ritter had her directorial debut with the season’s second episode, “A.K.A You’re Welcome.”
“I kept asking to direct, and it was about finding that right place where it would make sense, given that I’m in all of the scenes. So, this worked out,” Ritter reflected. “Also, creatively, I feel like that’s the episode to get because it is a bit of a departure. I was able to make stylistics choices that were new, as opposed to sticking to the established style, and create new languages with the camera, specifically for the Trish character and her origin story of how she gets her powers. […] So, I feel like I hit the jackpot on the creative on that and what I was able to do, in terms of creating a new style and really putting my stamp on it.”
For showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, she will continue working for Warner Bros. Whether she’ll dabble in another superhero story or not, time will tell.
“You know, I’ll probably step away for a little bit,” Rosenberg tells ComicBook.com. “I’ve been so deep in the Marvel universe it would give me whiplash to try to go into DC at this moment. But never say never.”
“I’m just interested in exploring and trying some new stuff and really pushing myself into new territory and reinventing,” the Peabody-winning showrunner says. “I think that’s what keeps me young, just trying to stay creative and trying to surprise myself as much as possible. Take some risks. You kind of have to do that as a writer or you get stale.”
You can now watch the third and final season of Jessica Jones on Netflix.