With The Defenders finally in release, some are already turning their thoughts to the in-production second season of Jessica Jones. The new season will pick up after the events of The Defenders and find Jessica still dealing with her unwanted notoriety.
And as star Krysten Ritter told Bustle, the season will also take a closer look at “why Jessica is the way she’s is.” Ritter noted that not all of the character’s quirks are a result of her time with Kilgrave and that some of those other traumas will take center stage. “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,” she said. At the same time, Kilgrave’s presence will be felt. The production recently revealed actor David Tennant will return as Kilgrave; though the nature of his appearance is still unclear.
Assuming he appears in one of the show’s frequent flashbacks, Jessica still has cases to crack; including the origin of her powers. She also has a number of interpersonal issues to confront.
Besides Ritter, Rachael Taylor and Carrie-Anne Moss return as Trish Walker and Jeri Hogarth, respectively. Eka Darville also returns as Jessica’s neighbor and self-styled secretary Malcolm. Newcomers include J.R. Ramirez as a new tenant in Jessica’s building and Leah Gibson as Ingrid. Janet McTeer will also appear as someone who will have “an enormous impact on Jessica’s life.” Which could mean anything from a new client, to a therapist to the mad doctor who first gave Jessica her abilities.
Jessica Jones returns in 2018.
(h/t: Heroic Hollywood)