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– by Brendan Hughes

Jessica Jones Season 2 is set to come out March 8 on Netflix taking place after The Defenders miniseries. Information on the second season continues to be under wraps, though there have been, technically, two trailers released of season events. What is known is that this season will follow Jessica’s ascent back into the spotlight as was shown in The Defenders. She finds herself in a tough situation, as the plot will not be able to fall back on Alias Comics, which was canceled after 28 issues. So why can’t they fall back on these villains? Because the rights to those spiderverse and mutant characters are stuck with Fox and Sony.

This very well may contribute to them have to sprinkle in David Tennant’s Purple Man, in addition to bringing other non-Alias characters to help bolster the story.

Adding in that Tennant’s Purple Man will be sparsely used Jessica Jones is a very thin character and will need to bring in outside characters to support her story:

“Or antagonists, plural. No one is ever going to beat David Tennant as Kilgrave, so you don’t do that. The biggest mistake would be to try to repeat that. You just go, ‘OK, we’re not doing that, so we have this open to us.'”

In an interview EW conducted with, Jessica Jones’ executive producer, Melissa Rosenberg revealed her plans to bring in multiple villains for season two. One of these villains will be Leah Gibson character Ingrid, who is educated as a nurse but has a history of living on the streets. Many speculate that Gibson’s character will be a Daredevil villain, Typhoid Mary, who coincidentally has mutant psionic powers.

With the Disney-Fox merger not yet finalized, Typhoid Mary will not be introduced as a mutant and will likely serve a similar role as Kilgrave. Another villain is Janet McTeer’s undisclosed character who was briefly seen in the second trailer getting flung back while fighting Jessica. Additional villains will likely be from the IGH, the group that gave Jessica Jones her powers, as Jessica tries to move on from her history.

It is unfortunate that Kilgrave’s character died as he was one of the best parts of the first season. However, David Tennant will still appear presumably through flashbacks and hallucinations as was seen in the trailers. Despite this, there will be new footage of Purple Man as Tennant in Season 2, and not just recycled footage from Season 1. The evidence for this is from leaked footage of Tennant on set in full garb that EW released back in August, as well as footage from the two trailers. While in true comic fashion no character remains dead forever, don’t expect too much from him this season, as the official Netflix synopsis speaks of him in past tense.

New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why.

Jessica Jones should be independent of the other Defenders as casting has made no mention of them throughout the preproduction process. With The Defenders‘ ending essentially forcing each member in different directions this is fitting. The main glue that will hold this season to the rest of the MCU Netflix series will be Carrie-Anne Moss’ Jeri Hogarth character. Hogarth is one of the very few characters being listed in the casting should mean that she plays a major role in the second season.

While the second season of the series will predominantly focus on Jones’ development, Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) might be in line for progression. Most know that Trish Walker is also known as the superhero Hellcat, who has a richer history than Jones, but there remains the question of when we will see the iconic blue and yellow suit. In the first season Trish was seen working out and with character progression seeing Hellcat’s debut isn’t out of the question. In the trailers, it is heavily implied that we will see Hellcat in Season 2 as Taylor can be overheard saying, “Jessica might not want a sidekick, but she needs one.” However, Rosenberg has been more concealed on the character’s fate when she was discussing the series with The Wrap:

“You have to earn secondary character stories. 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.”

What can be expected from Jessica Jones Season 2 is anyone’s guess at this point. However, the public relations of Netflix will be releasing more details as March 8 draws closer. The trailers released thus far have given some guidance on the show’s direction, but has delivered more questions than answers. With the series set to focus on the past events of Jessica’s life in IGH will feature heavily and maybe the connection to the other series villain, Typhoid Mary. Jessica will find herself in some tough situations this season that will likely test her both mentally and physically.

What are you most looking forward to in Jessica Jones Season 2? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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