It is hard to believe that it has been nearly six months since the first season of Jessica Jones hit Netflix and we were introduced to the troubled private investigator. It was building off the heels of success of Daredevil and with the Marvel logo slapped on it, the majority of audiences loved every bit of it. A big reason why the show works so well is the portrayal of Jessica Jones that Krysten Ritter absolutely nailed. With Melissa Rosenberg on board as the showrunner, the duo kicked off another great corner of the MCU and it has already been renewed for a second season.
Currently, Netflix and Marvel are filming Iron Fist, which will debut early next year after Luke Cage and prior to The Defenders team up mini-series. Post Defenders, season 2 of Jessica Jones will have to fight with The Punisher spin-off series to see who debuts first, but all indications are pointing towards Jessica and company getting priority. Rosenberg recently talked to Nerdist about season 2 and what we can expect. They are early on in the pre-production process, but Rosenberg knows they will deal with how Jessica feels after willingly killing Kilgrave (David Tennant).
One never just stops having that experience. It becomes a part of who they are, but she’s a survivor and that’s what I’ve always loved about her. The interesting thing is so yes she’s a victim of rape and assault, but the thing that was the ultimate rape of her was to turn her into a murderer. So at the end, she has to do it again and this time it’s her choice and she kills someone. Yes, someone who we all probably think deserves it, but ultimately she is taking a life with her own hands and that is not something that she walks away from going, “Yeah!” She feels that. Taking a life to Jessica Jones is a very very serious, life changing experience.
Jessica has a few friends that can help her adjust to her new life as a hero such as Malcolm (Eka Darville), who will appear in Defenders, and Patsy ‘Hellcat’ Walker (Rachael Taylor). Rosenberg knew that in order to give characters such as these the spotlight later on, they had to lay the foundation in season 1. With these characters, she is hopeful to give Ritter a few days off due to her busy schedule, that only gets busier with her filming The Defenders and Jessica Jones season 2 back to back.
That’s the trick of a show called Jessica Jones. If she’s not in the scene, it’s not a guarantee that scene will end up in the final picture. You have to earn secondary character stories. You have to build, you have to flesh them out enough so that they can carry stories of their own, which is very much what season 1 was about, kind of bringing other characters. I’m hopeful that I can at least give her a day off in the six month period. This is a very hard working woman, but I think it’s important that there be some balance.
You can watch season 1 of Jessica Jones on Netflix now, while we wait for more from the character. Let us know what you want to see in season 2 in the comments below!