‘Jessica Jones’ Showrunner Teases Season 2 Big Bad & Connecting With ‘The Defenders’

While Jessica Jones has been given a Season 2 pick-up by Netflix, it won’t be till after The Defenders – which is set to come out next year – that we get to see the second season of Krysten Ritter’s character. Ritter’s Jessica will however be part of The Defenders so at least 2017 won’t be entirely Jessica Jones free.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Melissa Rosenberg, the showrunner and executive producer of Jessica Jones, spoke about planning Jessica’s arc for Season 2 while at the same time making sure it connects with whatever happens on the spin-off series and more.

Rosenberg spoke about the difficulties, but also easiness on writing out Jessica’s Season 2 arc while also tying it in with whatever happens with her over at The Defenders.

“Yes, for sure. My colleagues Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie, who are doing Defenders, they’ve shared material. We’ve sat down for many conversations about what are they doing, what’s happening with Jessica? They want my input, they want all the different showrunners’ input on the characters that they’re most familiar with. Marvel was very smart in hiring those guys, because they’re really collaborative. They enjoy collaboration, which is not always the case, and they listen, and we listen to them. We’re really trying to find a way to respond to the things that they want to do, and them to respond to the things we want to do. So far so good. It’s working out. If they weren’t who they were as people, it could be very problematic. But they’re the absolutely right people to do this.”

When asked about how the show is going to top a villain like David Tennant’s Kilgrave, Rosenberg gave a few teases that Jessica could be facing multiple antagonists in Season 2.

“Or antagonists, plural. No one is ever going to beat David Tennant as Kilgrave, so you don’t do that. The biggest mistake would be to try to repeat that. You just go, “OK, we’re not doing that, so we have this open to us.” I can’t spoil a surprise. [Responding to the follow-up question of who this might be]”

Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 1 is available for streaming only on Netflix.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Andy Behbakht

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