Alias Investigations is still in business as Jessica Jones will be back! At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour on Sunday, Netflix announced that its critically acclaimed Marvel series ‘Jessica Jones’ will return for a second season.
The second of the planned Netflix/Marvel series collaboration, ‘Jessica Jones’ was heralded for its dark, edgy and provocative themes as well as placing a female in a superhero lead. The complexity of the character and the storyline made this series unlike any other and a series hit for the streaming company.
While this may not be a surprise to many, it was not long ago that executive producer/showrunner Melissa Rosenberg stated that the likelihood of a second season was iffy, but with the news that Netflix is also developing a Punisher series with Jon Bernthal (who will be debuting the character in Season 2 of ‘Daredevil’), it is obvious that the streaming service has tapped into something golden and is looking to expand their venture into the superhero universe.
While no details beyond a second season renewal has been announced, what is known is that ‘Jessica Jones’ will go for another 13 episodes and Rosenberg will be back on board as the series’ showrunner and EP. When asked when the series would premiere, Netflix chief content officer, Ted Sarandos indicated that this would depend on the production schedule of ‘The Defenders’ which itself is still in pre-production.
When talking to Deadline back in November, Rosenberg did contemplate what she would like to see and change if ‘Jessica Jones’ received a greenlight for another season:
“… 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.”
Besides Krysten Ritter, one of the biggest influences of the success of the first season of ‘Jessica Jones’ was the horrendous villain Kilgrave played by David Tennant. Unfortunately, there are no plans to bring him back for Season 2.
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