Netflix renewed Marvel series “Jessica Jones” Sunday ahead of the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, but producers were tight-lipped about what to expect in Season 2.
“I just want to continue with her character,” showrunner Melissa Rosenebrg told reporters following the panel. “She’s a very damaged character, her damage goes beyond Killgrave [the Season 1 villain played by David Tennant]. There’s a lot to mine from in her backstory and in her present day situation, so I think we’ll find something.”
Star Krysten Ritter also thinks there was not much closure for her character even though she defeated Season 1’s Big Bad.
“For Jessica, that final moment, that victorious, triumphant moment when she killed Killgrave, I found that very conflicting,” she said on the panel. “He’s the reason why she got up every day. He’s the reason why she went out in the world, and it really gave her a purpose. I don’t think that the past trauma doesn’t go away with his death. Her head space is really complex.”
Rosenberg also acknowledged much of Season 1 of “Jessica Jones” was taken from Brian Michael Bendis‘ comic book series “Alias,” which introduced the Jessica Jones character in 2001, and she hoped to continue to do so, though the storylines may not allow it.
“I will always use as much as I can from the book,” she said. “Unfortunately, we’ve moved away from the mythology of the book. The MCU is very different from the comics in terms of its mythology. In the books there were things building towards Civil War and all that, and here that’s not the case. The nature of that is we’re probably not going to be able to continue to do parallel storylines, but I’ll always take as much as I can because it’s really just so good.”
Since the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s own version of Civil War is on its way, in “Captain America: Civil War,” due out May 6, it’s likely the second season of “Jessica Jones” will contain elements of that aftermath.
“We exist in the MCU, but I have no idea what will be happening,” Rosenberg said.