Marvel’s Jessica Jones will get another chance on the small screen as Netflix has picked it up for a second season. The show reached critical acclaim as critics and viewers alike clamored over the raw and gritty feel of the show. Jessica Jones will join Daredevil in a sophomore season and is the second of four currently scheduled Netflix/Marvel original series.
The third of in the series of four will follow Luke Cage, who was introduced in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, while Iron Fist will round out the planned series ahead of The Defenders which will see all four characters appearing in that show. While the second season of Daredevil is scheduled to air on Netflix globally on March 18, Jessica Jones doesn’t have a concrete release date. The second season of Jessica Jones will depend on The Defenders mini series and its contractual premiere date.
Executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has high hopes for the show’s second season. As she put it in an interview with Deadline:
“I think one of the things I would be able to do now, that’s harder to do in the first season, is to really expand on the ensemble. Poor Krysten Ritter, she was in every scene that we shot, we beat the crap out of her. She was a shell of a human being by the time we ended, and that is not sustainable. But when you have a show that’s called Jessica Jones, if Jessica Jones isn’t in a scene the rest of it become almost irrelevant until you earn other character storylines. You’ve got to flesh out those characters enough that you can travel.
So, I would hope to further expand on the ensemble, and on Jessica’s world. She ends in a very different place than she started off. She’s still going to be Jessica Jones — that is not going to change. She will continue to drink and make mistakes, and accidentally drop people onto train tracks, but something has changed for her by the end of this season, and I’d just love to explore that in the second season.”
Currently streaming its first season on Netflix, Marvel’s Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular new Marvel characters of the last decade. After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a private investigator in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Critics’ Choice award nominee Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) is joined by an amazing cast including David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval, among others. The series is executive produced by series showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight, Dexter) and Liz Friedman (Elementary), along with Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Daredevil, Lost, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
The third series, staring Mike Colter as Luke Cage will arrive later this year, so our guess is we may see Jessica Jones return in 2017 at the earliest. That may seem like a long time, but with two more series plus a Punisher spin-off coming, it may be well worth the wait.
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