It’s been quite a while since we heard any rumblings from the Jessica Jones Season 2 camp. With the super early confirmation that David Tennant was set to return in the second season, we thought a first-look was inevitable following The Defenders and The Punisher was imminent. Well, the folks at Digital Spy and Entertainment Weekly are here to give us our Jessica Jones fix with a new season 2 synopsis and some new images.
The synopsis goes:
New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why.
Jessica can’t seem to catch a break. After dealing with the devil-incarnate Kilgrave and going up against an undead ninja cult, it looks like Jessica will now be forced to discover more demons from her past thanks to a new case. We’ve speculated a bunch of times about how newcomer Leah Gibson may be playing a version of Typhoid Mary. If our guess ends up being correct, we wouldn’t be surprised if she had ties to Jessica’s past. The shady organization IGH is still the show’s biggest loose end so it makes sense for season 2 to delve into that. We’re also particularly excited on how Jessica’s newfound and unwanted fame takes a toll on her knack for isolation.
Entertainment Weekly also managed to get some interesting quotes from showrunner Melissa Rosenberg about Jessica’s current state-of-mind in the season, what to expect from season 2, and whether the events of The Defenders seep into her story.
I think Jessica is in a pretty dark headspace when we meet her at the top of season 2. The Defenders took place over the course of, like, a minute — well, it was a week long — so that was like a blip in time, and we didn’t focus too much on it.
In season 1, we focused on Jessica’s trauma, on Jessica facing her abuser, but in season 2, we wanted to go even deeper than that. As you’ve seen in season 1, she was somewhat of a mess even before Kilgrave came into her life, so it was really just about digging deeper into this chaos and peeling back those layers, just going to the core of her being. That was our objective.