According to Krysten Ritter, the Netflix series Jessica Jones will begin production on its second season, directly after she gets done filming The Defenders. It looks like the actress will have a lot on her plate for the next several months since Ritter confirms that The Defenders and Jessica Jones will be filming back to back.
“They’ll be back-to-back. I don’t know if they’ll overlap a little bit,” Krysten Ritter explained to Digital Spy. “It’s about to be a serious undertaking. I’m starting my physical training – lots of weight training and boxing.”
Fans just got the second season of Daredevil this year back in March, with The Walking Dead actor Jon Bernthal being introduced into the Netflix side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as The Punisher. Actor Charlie Cox confirmed earlier this year that the whole Marvel/Netflix gang – Finn Jones as Iron Fist, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, and Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones – will get together to film Netflix’s Defenders mini-series later this year.
Ritter is not quite sure how the scheduling is going to work out as of right now. But, with her comments, it seems as if there is a possibility that she has at least a cameo in the Luke Cage solo series, as well as hinting that anyone could be showing up in Jessica Jones‘ second season.
“Marvel have this grand plan. Luke Cage will come out, then Iron Fist,” Ritter says. “In terms of scheduling I don’t know how it will all come out and I can’t even tell you if I’ve filmed Luke Cage. But I’m excited for Mike to have his own show. I know the tone of that show is going to be very different. We couldn’t expose a lot of Luke’s back story because he was getting his own show, so we explored him through Jessica’s point of view. I think that helped give him mystery and tees up his show.”
Luke Cage will be debuting this September, and production on Iron Fist has already begun. Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg initially was not sure if there would be a second season, considering the shooting schedule of The Defenders. She was looking forward to being able to come back for a second season before The Defenders but was still just excited to be getting a second season at all. Ritter shares the excitement and comments on how the first season ended.
“I’m excited to see what happens next for Jessica, and the end of season one left a lot of doors open and questions unanswered,” says Krysten. “Kilgrave was her reason for getting up every morning. Saving people gave her purpose. I wonder how emotionally taxed she’s going to be now. That opens a lot of doors as to who will come out and play. We all live in the same universe, so there are endless possibilities.”
The character of Trish, played by Australian actress Rachael Taylor, will probably be getting more of her story explored, according to Rosenberg. The character she is based on eventually becomes a superhero of her own named Hellcat in the comics. Rosenberg comments that they will be able to go in any direction with the character and hints that her mythology will be fleshed out in Season 2.
At this point, it seems as if Jessica Jones Season 2 will finally premiere sometime in late 2017 – along with Iron Fist debuting that same year, and it’s safe to assume that we’ll see The Defenders as well. So that will be three shows in 2017, instead of the usual two.
The first season of Jessica Jones and Daredevil Seasons 1 and 2 are available to watch now on Netflix.
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