(Spoiler alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Season 1 of “Jessica Jones”)
“Jessica Jones” Season 2 will see Netflix’s Marvel heroine dealing with the fallout from her encounter with Kilgrave in Season 1, according to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.
“She is a victim of rape, assault. But the thing that was the ultimate rape of her was to turn her into a murderer,” Rosenberg told Nerdist. “So at the end she has to do it again and this time it’s her choice … Taking a life, for Jessica Jones, is a life-changing experience.”
Season 1 saw Jessica (Krysten Ritter) coping with her time spent under the mind control of Kilgrave (David Tennant), but it also saw the introduction of several impressive supporting characters, like Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor).
According to Rosenberg, the supporting cast will play an even bigger role in the new season — but she played coy about whether or not Trish’s alter ego Hellcat will make an appearance.
“That’s the trick of a show that’s called ‘Jessica Jones.’ If she’s not in the scene, it’s not a guarantee that scene will end up in the final picture,” Rosenberg said. “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 one was about.”
No official premiere date for “Jessica Jones” Season 2 has been set yet. Next up in the Netflix Marvel Universe will be “Luke Cage,” set to premiere on Sept. 30. “Iron Fist,” currently filming in New York, is then slated to premiere in early 2017. All three of those heroes and Daredevil will then combine for the “Defenders” miniseries.