Netflix Renews Marvel's JESSICA JONES For Season 2; Small Update On THE DEFENDERS
Well, it's finally official.
Jessica Jones is coming back! Nearly three months after its initial debut, Marvel & Netflix have confirmed that the critically acclaimed series is returning for a second season. Plus, we have a small update on how The Defenders may affect season 2. Come check it out!
At the Television Critics Association's press tour today, Netflix confirmed that Marvel's critically acclaimed series Jessica Jones will return for a 13-episode season 2 at an yet-to-be determined date, which may mean we don't see the series return this year. First season showrunner Melissa Rosenberg will be back leading the show for its sophomore season.
When asked about the rumored Punisher series, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos played it relatively coy saying that "We're still on the five we originally announced." Those five he's referring to are of course Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and a mini-series based on the The Defenders.
Speaking of The Defenders, it seems as though the mini-series' production schedule will determine when we see the second season of Jessica Jones, a potential third season of Daredevil, and/or any subsequent seasons of any upcoming Marvel Netflix series like Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Considering Marvel & Netflix are still on the hunt for their Iron Fist, it's interesting that they're already factoring in production on The Defenders ahead of production on a likely 13-episode Iron Fist series. Could we see Iron Fist make his debut in The Defenders ahead of his own solo series? Probably not, but only time will tell.
Before signing off, Sarandos elaborated a bit further on the possibility of seeing shows based on The Punisher, Elektra, and/or any other prominent supporting character that shows up in one of the core four series: "All the characters that spin out in that universe could spin out, Any character that's in there is on the table, but nothing to talk about." Could this mean we see more than two Marvel Netflix shows in a calendar year? Maybe, but it's much easier said than done and according to Sarandos, it is certainly not their current intent: "It's possible, right now, these are produced at the scale of a major film, so they're long production times and long post times. In some cases we have character crossover, which makes it more difficult to manage production in a way to jam two or three in. It's not the goal, certainly, to put more than one or two out a year." It's probably safe to assume that most fans would agree that if producing more than two shows a year affects quality, it's in everyone's best interest to stick to their current production schedule, which has been working just fine.
So, what do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below!
After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
Jessica Jones features:
Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones
David Tennant as Kilgrave/Purple Man
Mike Colter as Luke Cage
Rachael Taylor as Patricia "Trish" Walker/Hellcat
Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth
Eka Darville as Malcolm
Erin Moriarty as Hope
Wil Traval as Will Simpson/Nuke
Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
Clarke Peters as an NYPD Detective
Susie Abromeit as Pam
Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil
Jessica Jones is live on Netflix NOW!
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