So far this fall it’s been fairly clear that Netflix has scored a home run with Marvel’s “Jessica Jones.” The series has received largely positive reviews, and has expanded their own superhero universe in an exciting way. This is the second of four shows that are within their umbrella. “Daredevil” aired in the spring, “Luke Cage” is coming in the new year, and we presume that “Iron Fist” could be either late 2016 or early 2017.
So do these dates leave some time open for a “Jessica Jones” season 2 down the road? While Krysten Ritter does not know much one way or another just yet, she does tell The Hollywood Reporter that she is more than open to the idea. The reason why the renewal news has been ambiguous in part is due to “The Defenders,” the upcoming team-up series that is going to combine Netflix’s four heroes in an exciting way. While there is no premiere or filming date for that (Iron Fist hasn’t even been cast yet), she was able to describe the opportunity in the following way:
“It’s like hitting the lottery in terms of a gig. It’s rare to get a part in a show that’s greenlit, let alone two shows that have been greenlit. Everyone is so close-knit already on the crew. Mike Colter and I are super close, I’ve gotten to know Charlie [Cox] a little bit just because we’ve happened to cross paths in production. But I’m really looking forward to it. With the success of Daredevil and now Jessica Jones, they’re both so wildly different, and Luke Cage is going to be groundbreaking. Marvel and Netflix have proven they know what they’re doing. But it will be interesting to see how Jessica Jones fits in with those other guys because she doesn’t want to be a superhero. She doesn’t want anything to do with that. I have no idea how she’s going to be forced to team up with all of them.”
We’re entering the holiday season, and with that we anticipate that there is going to be a little bit of a quiet period coming up. Stay tuned for some more news on this and the rest of the Marvel – Netflix universe in the months ahead.