Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
With the second season of Jessica Jones set to premiere on Netflix tomorrow (look out for our review), series lead Krysten Ritter has begun to open up about the Marvel Television series’ return. Except for things surrounding Kilgrave of course…
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter about the upcoming season, Ritter was asked about Kilgrave’s highly anticipated return to the series but she remained tight lipped, explaining that she has been sworn to secrecy about the matter:
“I literally just got a memo that I’m not allowed to talk about it. Top secret! But I can say that he’s back, and I can also say that it’s probably not a good thing. Stay tuned.”
It has already been confirmed that David Tennant, who arguably portrayed Marvel’s most thrilling villain to date, would return for Jessica Jones season 2 but his role has remained under lock and key for now. Speculation arose about the character of Kilgrave returning as visions in Jessica’s head but for now, anything is possible.
Additionally, another character who fans are hoping for a return is Luke Cage, who has his own sophomore season debuting later this year in June. According to Ritter however, you should not expect to see Cage appearing Jessica’s neck of New York:
“We’re such close friends, and we both love Luke and Jessica together. Who knows what’s going to happen down the line? For now, Jessica Jones is focused on Jessica.”
Ritter went to explain that showrunner Melissa Rosenberg aimed to dig deeper into Jessica’s personality, examining why she is so deeply flawed and how she got the abilities she consider’s a curse:
“The main goal for myself and [Rosenberg] and the writers was to go deeper. I wanted to explore Jessica’s past and find out when she became so dark. When did she become so colorless? And why? Why is she like this? We need more. We need more information. Shit was fucked up way before Kilgrave. There’s a lot to mine there, and even in the original source material: Alias, by Brian Michael Bendis.”
She then ended the interview by stressing that the second season will go in a brand new direction and not build off her previous battle with The Hand in The Defenders:
“With Jessica Jones, we’re focused on the psychology of Jessica Jones. That’s what we’re showing. Some obviously very heavy subject matter. With The Defenders, we’re dealing with a big, fun, action-packed ensemble. This show has a completely different DNA.”
Jessica Jones season 2 debuts on Netflix on March 8, 2018.