Note: For those saying this is more than likely for Jessica Jones season two, that doesn’t begin production until after The Defenders, so at some point in early 2017. Filming on The Defenders is set to kick off in the next couple of months, and with Eka Darville (Malcolm) already being confirmed to come back for The Defenders, it’s highly unlikely that this isn’t Taylor training for The Defenders.
When it was revealed recently that Netflix doesn’t foresee the second season of Jessica Jones being released until at least 2018 – following The Defenders – many fans were upset. Like the film side of Marvel, there’s generally a gap between projects, which in this case usually runs around six months, making it a long wait for fans eager to see more from the Netflix side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And perhaps even more so like the film side of the MCU, although they released the second season of Daredevil relatively quickly, following the critically acclaimed first season, both Netflix and Marvel Television have remained firm in their initial plan since then – with the exception of the recently announced Punisher spin-off – naming Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders as their top priorities for the time being.
As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, Luke Cage is next up on the rooster and is set to hit Netflix on September 30th, while the fourth series, Iron Fist, is currently filming in New York. Iron Fist initially kicked off production back in April, meaning they have around a month left of production if we’re following the timetables of the other shows. (Possibly even a bit longer given the lengthy CGI work that will be featured in this one.) And following Iron Fist will be the long awaited mini-series, The Defenders. We’ve known for a while now that the series would begin production later this year, and over the past few months, we’ve even begun to hear more confirmations regarding the supporting casts from the solo shows. Eka Darville, who plays the wonderful Malcolm in Jessica Jones, has confirmed he’ll be around for The Defenders, and more recently, Elden Henson has confirmed he’ll be returning as Foggy Nelson as well. Which is why the latest addition shouldn’t be too surprising.
Taking to Instagram to post a video of her training, actress Rachael Taylor, who plays Trish Walker on Jessica Jones, has seemingly confirmed she’ll be on hand for The Defenders. This should please many fans who have wondering if we’ll see her return prior to the second season of Jessica Jones.
With Jessica Jones set to enter production on the show’s second season following The Defenders, stars Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Taylor, and Darville are sure to have an insane schedule for most of next year. Still, it’s exciting to see the cast slowly building up for The Defenders. Now, here’s to hoping Taylor gets to become Hellcat at some point in the series, or at least joins in one the fight.
The Defenders will hit Netflix at some point in 2017.