Surprise, surprise, one of the most talked about Netflix shows of last year is getting a second season. At the TV Critics Association winter press tour, it was confirmed by Netflix that the Marvel series, "Jessica Jones," will be getting a second season (via Collider). Following the confirmation, the series showrunner, Melissa Rosenberg, spoke a bit about what fans can expect from the continuation of Jessica's journey.
“I just want to continue with her character. She’s a very damaged character, her damage goes beyond Kilgrave (the season 1 villain played by David Tennant). There’s a lot to mine from in her backstory and in her present day situation, so I think we’ll find something.”
While the first season of the series closed off in a very satisfying way, it was really just the beginning. Her business finally got its secretary, and she was ready to move forward. Of course, it's never that easy. If you've yet to finish the first season, now's the time to look away.
SPOILER ALERT FOR SEASON 1:
The overcoming of a big obstacle often has its repercussions.
“For Jessica, that final moment, that victorious, triumphant moment when she killed Kilgrave, I found that very conflicting. He’s the reason why she got up every day. He’s the reason why she went out in the world, and it really gave her a purpose. I don’t think that the past trauma doesn’t go away with his death. Her head space is really complex.”
And in regards as to whether or not they'll be sticking to the source material...well, let's just say they've already ventured pretty far away. Jessica and Captain Marvel aren't BFFs in the TV show (that role got taken by Trish Walker), and Malcolm is far from the high school redhead in the comic (though the last names of the two Malcolms are already different). In short, the butterfly effect has already been set in motion.
“I will always use as much as I can from the book. Unfortunately, we’ve moved away from the mythology of the book. The MCU is very different from the comics in terms of its mythology. In the books there were things building towards Civil War and all that, and here that’s not the case. The nature of that is we’re probably not going to be able to continue to do parallel storylines, but I’ll always take as much as I can because it’s really just so good.”
In true Marvel fashion, expect a fair share of mixing and matching from the comics. More than anything, I'm interested to see how the series handles connections with the upcoming "Luke Cage" series. Since Luke played such an integral role in "Jessica Jones," can we expect a similar importance from our favorite private investigator? How will all of these "Defenders" shows start crossing with each other going forward? It's a question that will only be answered with time.
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