Now that The Defenders has dropped, it is time to look forward to “Phase 2” of the Netflix corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First up is Season 1 of The Punisher this fall, followed by Jessica Jones Season 2, expected early next year. I have really enjoyed every Marvel series Netflix has released so far, even Iron Fist, but how will these series remain as powerful and emotional as the episode count of each series continues to grow?
Bustle had a conversation with actress Krysten Ritter, who plays Jessica Jones in her solo series and The Defenders, in which they discussed the second season of the popular show. It has already been confirmed that David Tennant will return as Kilgrave, in some capacity. Ritter says that Jones is still dealing with Kilgrave aftermath as well as skyrocketing popularity with “her phone ringing off the hook.”
Season 2 of Jessica Jones will explore “more of why Jessica is the way she is,” says Ritter. But it’s not all about Kilgrave:
“Even in the source material, so much stuff has happened to her. You feel for her … Every time, you’re just like, ‘Ugh, she’s been through so much.’ Yet she still fights. Which is what we love about her.”
Jones’ PTSD and other trama has already been a focus of the first season of the series. But, Ritter promises this will be a radically different season, summarizing by saying:
“The first season was in her head and the second season is in her heart.”
That’s not to say the second season will be any less powerful. Ritter says the writers “have dug even deeper and made it feel just as big and just as impactful, just as personal.” If anything, her comment about Season 2 being “in her heart” suggests a more emotional adventure for Jones, something I am very much looking forward to.
What do you think about Ritter’s comments about the second season of Jessica Jones? How do you interpret her “head” and “heart” comment? Let us know in the comment section below!
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