Jessica Jones debuted on Netflix in November 2015 to wide critical acclaim, but many were unsure if the Marvel series would return for a second season. Fans of the show can now rejoice, since Netflix has just announced during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, that they will be giving Jessica Jones a second season, The Verge reports.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) January 17, 2016
This weekend has given Marvel fans quite a lot to celebrate, since the news of Jessica Jones returning comes just as news broke of Netflix planning a spinoff for The Punisher, who makes his debut in the upcoming second season of Daredevil. The Marvel/Netflix catalog is expanding and it couldn’t be more exciting to witness; however, the schedules and release dates for these shows are not yet known, at least for Jessica Jones‘ second season, The Punisher spinoff, Luke Cage (although it is scheduled to premiere sometime this year) as well as Iron Fist and The Defenders miniseries. Considering all of that, there is a lot of continuity to keep in line, not to mention what they have going on with the movies, and this will effect what shows premiere when. Fans will be happy to hear that Jones will return before The Defenders.
“There certainly is storytelling wise. The question becomes is there actual time? There are logistics involved, because Defenders has to shoot by a certain time, contractually,” Jessica Jones’ showrunner Melissa Rosenberg told The Hollywood Reporter. “Actually, I’m not sure; I’m not at all involved in those conversations, much to my dismay. The first question is whether or not we will even get a second season. 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.”
If Netflix decides to give the character of The Punisher his own series, Marvel would have six dramas running on television. This would include Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter on ABC. On top of this, a possible seventh series – Marvel’s Most Wanted (the spinoff of S.H.I.E.L.D.) — has just received a pilot order on ABC.
— Variety (@Variety) January 17, 2016
“We are thrilled to be making 13 additional episodes,” Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, said of Jessica Jones. “The complex one is really running into The Defenders. The Defenders production schedule will determine the production schedule of second and third seasons. It’s a work in progress.”
Jessica Jones is not the only show that was talked about at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour.
The official press release details plans for 11 Netflix series, including the return of Orange is the New Black, and new originals like Black Mirror and Kong: King of the Apes.
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