Unfortunately, the closest you’re gonna get to new JJ is when Carrie-Anne Moss shows up as Jeryn Hogarth on Iron Fist, HOWEVER, here’s what we do know now.
Raelle Tucker (The Returned) will serve as writer and executive producer.
“We’ve had such an incredible response to our first season on which I’ve been so fortunate to have an extraordinary team all the way down the line from the fellow writers, executive producers, cast and crew,” said Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (via Deadline). “I’m thrilled to have someone as talented as Raelle join our team as writer and executive producer as we delve into Jessica’s continued story.”
On the TCA Winter Tour in 2016 we found out that we won’t see additional seasons of Jessica Jones or Daredevil until after The Defenders which is wrapping up production as we speak, and will likely arrive at the end of this year.
The good news is that Jessica Jones Season 2 is about to go into production in NYC in April. Maybe Jessica Jones Season 2 will end up being the traditional spring Marvel Netflix launch for 2018 since both seasons of Daredevil as well as Iron Fist arrived in early spring.
Rosenberg spoke about increasing representation behind the camera on Jessica Jones Season 2. All 13 episodes of Jessica Jones Season 2 will be directed by women, according to reports from numerous attendees.
She also has been speaking in vague enough terms about what to expect from Jessica Jones season 2. Ms. Rosenberg told Deadline back in November about what shape things might take.
Speaking with Nerdist, Rosenberg wouldn’t commit to the idea of getting Trish Walker into her Hellcat alter ego just yet. “You have to earn secondary character stories,” she said. “You have to flesh them out enough so that they can eventually carry stories of their own, which is very much what season one was about.”
She also said, “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…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.”
“I learned from working on Dexter that you can advance the character, but you never want to cure the character,” Rosenberg said in an interview with Esquire. “With Dexter, the moment he felt guilt or accepted that he was ‘bad,’ the show’s over. He’s no longer a sociopath. The equivalent for us would be if Jessica somehow recovered from the damage that had been done to her. People don’t just heal, you don’t go through that just to say, ‘Oh, he got arrested, he’s in jail, I’m OK now.’…That trauma is a huge part of who she is now.”
But trying to find another villain with the same impact as David Tennant’s Kilgrave may prove difficult. The first season of the show opened with Jessica’s greatest challenge, which was something that wasn’t actually introduced until relatively late in her comic book run. It made sense, as her conflict with the Purple Man was by far her most emotional and interesting.
But where does Jessica Jones season 2 take that?
One possibility would seem to be adding multiple villains to the show instead of 1 major villain.
Also, the early Alias comics (which Jessica Jones is based on) were focused on relatively shorter cases, and the first attempt to bring Jessica Jones to ABC would have seen the show take a more traditional detective show/procedural approach. Perhaps the Netflix series could push JJ in that direction.
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