‘Jessica Jones’ Showrunner Discusses Season 2 Possibilities

By November 23, 2015

Marvel seems to have another hit on its hands with the release of Jessica Jones on Netflix. The dark, psychological thriller has left the interwebz all abuzz. The main question being asked is, what about a second season?

Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg discussed the possibilities with The Hollywood Reporter. Here’s what she had to say:

On whether there’s room for a second season:

I hope so. 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. 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.

On her involvement, or not with The Defenders: 

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. 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.

Honestly, at this point, I can’t see Marvel not deciding to do a second season. Much like with Daredevil, this series has generated a lot of buzz and binge-watching. It would be in their best interest to strike while the iron is still hot. As Rosenberg said, the main issue becomes when do you squeeze it in? I know that Marvel has a plan (because Marvel always has a plan!), but it’s pretty organic and can be fluid, but they will have to get The Defenders out before a certain point, which is most likely The Avengers: Infinity War, although which part, I’m not entirely sure. I would imagine that, The Defenders would have to be an already formed, cohesive group by the time the smack down with Thanos comes around, so they are working on definitive timeline. It really comes down to how willing Marvel is to release more than the two series they currently have planned every year.

Jessica Jones is currently available to stream on Netflix.

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