Plenty of fans finished their “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” binge-watch already, and they’re impatiently waiting for more. However, they might have a long wait. Netflix has yet to renew the series for Season 2. Executive producer Melissa Rosenberg reminded audiences that a second installment isn’t guaranteed.
“The first question is whether or not we will even get a second season,” Rosenberg recently explained to the Hollywood Reporter. “The second question is, if so, when? Will it be before ‘The Defenders’ or after? I'd certainly love it to be before but there are things that play into that -- time, availability.”
“The Defenders” is the miniseries that will be made when all of Netflix’s Marvel heroes team up. Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (still not cast) will form their own team to defend Hell’s Kitchen. A date for the major crossover is unknown. Luke and Iron Fist will have to make their debut seasons first.
Rosenberg isn’t signed on to write for “The Defenders,” but she says that she wants to make sure her leading lady is treated right. “I'm a complete control freak when it comes to this character. I will do everything in my power to protect the character in whatever forms,” she said. “They'll have to throw me kicking and screaming out of that building. But they own the property. They've really been inclusive thus far so I'm not really worried about it.”
With rave reviews from both fans and critics, it would seem like it’s only a matter of time before “Jessica Jones” Season 2 is announced. However, as previously reported, Netflix revealed in July that some Marvel series would only be one season. If “Jessica Jones” is lucky enough to get a second shot, Rosenberg wants to explore her supporting characters.
“I think one of the things I would be able to do now, that’s harder to do in the first season, is to really expand on the ensemble,” Rosenberg told Deadline. “Poor Krysten Ritter, she was in every scene that we shot, we beat the crap out of her. … So, I would hope to further expand on the ensemble, and on Jessica’s world.”
Even if “Jessica Jones” Season 2 isn’t ordered, that’s not the last fans will see of Jessica. Her love interest Luke will get his own show, and it’s hard to imagine the writers not using the whisky-loving heroine in it. Plus, there are plenty of opportunities for crossovers on other shows before “The Defenders” starts. Ritter refused to reveal if she has worked with “Daredevil” actor Charlie Cox at a recent AOL Build panel, and her silence might indicate that fans can expect a crossover sooner rather than later.
“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” is now available on Netflix.