Jessica Jones Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix


During the first week of release of Netflix’s Jessica Jones Season 1, Nick Tylwalk speculated on how soon we would see a Season 2, if it ever happened.  Well, today, via Deadline, we have news that Netflix has renewed the hit Marvel series for Season 2.

The show has been a hit among critics and audiences alike.  As if Netflix’s Daredevil wasn’t dark and serious enough, Jessica Jones brought it to a whole new level.  Tackling issues dealing with PTSD, addiction, and rape, Netflix’s Jessica Jones lived up to its unofficial title as the most adult-oriented comic book series coming out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Jessica Jones Season 1 introduced us to the world of the private eye superhero investigator who was being stalked by a past enemy — Kilgrave.  As Jessica helped track down a missing young college girl who was under the influence of Kilgrave, she came to terms with what she must do and how to cope with her tragic past.  The series also introduced audiences to Luke Cage — who will also be receiving his own solo Netflix series.

Back in November, during the series’ initial release, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg stated that if another season were to be ordered, she had a number of changes in mind:

"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."

As of this report, it’s unknown if Season 2 has started filming or when it’s expected to be released.

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Jessica Jones – Official Series Synopsis: Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need… especially if they’re willing to cut her a check.

Netflix’s Jessica Jones premiered on Friday, November 20, 2015.  The series was developed by Melissa Rosenberg, and starred Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, David Tennant as Kilgrave, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor as Trish “Patsy” Walker, Carrie Anne Moss as Harper, Eka Darville as Malcolm, Erin Moriarty as Hope, and Wil Traval as an NYPD officer.

Jessica Jones is one of four Marvel/Netflix shows centered around street-level events taking place in New York.  The other three are DaredevilLuke Cage, and Iron Fist.  Like the cinematic universe, all four characters from each show will later converge together in a miniseries event called The Defenders — another superhero team akin to The Avengers.