[Spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn’t finished Jessica Jones Season 1]
Jessica Jones had a pretty successful first season on Netflix, and it’s secured its place among the shows in the Netflix corner of the MCU. Production for season 2 is expected to begin late this year, following the filming of Iron Fist and the show that will bring all the small screen heroes together, The Defenders.
When we last saw Jessica, she had succeeded in ending Kilgrave’s life, and she went back to her business, Alias Investigations, with Malcolm (Eka Darville), her neighbor/friend(?)/ new coworker? So what’s in store for Jessica Jones now? Well according to Melissa Rosenberg, Jessica Jones’ showrunner, there’s gonna be some slight changes.
While speaking to Nerdist, Rosenberg opened up about what we can expect in season 2 after the shocking events that we were left with in the finale:
“One never stops having that experience, it becomes a part of who they are, but she’s a survivor and that’s what I’ve always loved about her. The interesting thing is yes, she’s a victim of rape and assault but the thing that was the ultimate rape of her was to turn her into a murderer. So at the end she has to do it again and this time it’s her choice. She kills someone. Yes, someone who we all probably think deserves it, but ultimately she is taking a life with her own hands and that is not something she walks away from going ‘Yeah!’ Taking a life to Jessica Jones is a very, very serious, life-changing experience.”
So basically, Jessica is gonna be emotional. What’s new? Maybe with Kilgrave not tormenting her anymore, we’ll see a slightly more optimistic character? Who knows.
But what can we expect from the supporting roles we were introduced to in season 1 like Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) and Malcolm (Eka Darville)? Rosenberg sheds some light on this too:
“That’s the trick of a show called Jessica Jones, if she’s not in the scene, there’s no guarantee that scene will end up in the final picture. 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 1 was about, bringing in other characters.”
There’s been plenty of rumors that say Trish Walker will become the Superheroine Hellcat, and the actress that plays her has expressed her interest in playing such a role.At the moment, it looks like we’ll be seeing a Jessica Jones more in tune with her emotions, and possibly more screen time for supporting acts. As long as they keep doing what they did with season one, fans will probably dig in and enjoy the show just as much as last time.
Jessica Jones Season 1 is available to steam on Netflix.