After a series of Marvel TV shows were canceled by Netflix, Jessica Jones still has one more season left to give to the fans. With season three approaching fast, Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg shares what to expect in the series’s last run.
The third and final season will wrap things up with Jessica Jones’s fight to find her place.
“Well, season three is an active evolution out of one and two,” said Rosenberg. “I really look at three as a complete arc and story. So season three is very much the next step for Jessica. If season one and two were about her digging into her past and facing her demons and looking inwardly and backward, this season is about her now moving forward and finding her place in the world, finding her contribution to the world, and if she even has one. We left season two off with her mother seeing in her that she has the potential of a hero and saying a hero is someone who gives a shit and does something about it. Season three is about Jessica doing something about it and trying to live into her mother’s quote for her.”
Krysten Ritter, who plays lead character Jessica Jones, was finally able to fulfill a dream of hers as a director. The moment presented itself when the time was right, or in this case when Ritter wasn’t in a scene.
“It’s something she’s wanted to do for a long time and is certainly qualified to do,” said Rosenberg. “She and I started talking about it last season as well, but she’s in every scene of every episode so it just wasn’t possible. And then, as we were creating season three in the writers’ room we realized the scene had even been written already and someone went ‘Oh my god! She’s not even really in this!’ So, what a great opportunity. Marvel agreed to it and Netflix did as well. So I was able to hire her as a director. And it was really very serendipitous that it worked out that way. She just fricking nailed it, man. There was no sign whatsoever that she was a first-time director. I’ve worked with directors with far more experience that were not even as near organized and specific, such unique visual stuff, really great.”
The third and final season of Jessica Jones will be released on June 14 on Netflix.