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‘Jessica Jones’ Star Krysten Ritter Says Season 2 Is ‘Emotional Thriller’

Jones finds herself in ”pretty dark headspace,“ says actress

The first look at Season 2 of “Jessica Jones” is finally here — and so is David Tennant’s Kilgrave, back to be as tormenting as ever to Jessica (Krysten Ritter).

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, which released a first-look photo from Season 2, Ritter said that it felt like a “celebration” having Tennant back on set.

“The content is maybe not much of a celebration [laughs], but having him be present and spending time with him on a personal level kind of felt like one,” she said.

Jessica Jones First Look Entertainment Weekly

She that that the photo, above, “took my breath away” because “playing Jessica is the most creatively fulfilling series of my life, and also the most difficult.” Seeing the photo, Ritter said, “my heart was broken for her all over again.”

Ritter said in the interview that Jessica is in a “pretty dark headspace” at the beginning of Season 2. “If Season 1 was in her head and in her mind, then Season 2 will be more in her heart,” she said. “This season is more emotional. It’s still a psychological thriller, but it’s more of an emotional thriller this time.”

Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg told EW that Season 2 will go “even deeper” than Season 1 did into Jessica’s trauma and facing her abuser–Kilgrave.

“She was somewhat of a mess even before Kilgrave came into her life, so it was really just about digging deeper into this chaos and peeling back those layers, just going to the core of her being,” Rosenberg said. “That was our objective.”

The premiere date hasn’t been released yet, but “Jessica Jones” will return in 2018. You can watch Season 1 on Netflix.