If Daredevil proved that Netflix was the perfect home for a dark, gritty Marvel property, then Jessica Jones pushed the limits of what that platform could do for the studio. The most recent series produced by Marvel Studios tackled some truly somber topics, but did so with such a careful, masterful skill that it has left pretty much the entirety of the audience begging for more.
Luckily enough, the creative forces behind the highly acclaimed Netflix series seem to share our own interest in seeing Jessica Jones fleshed out further. One of the behind-the-scenes champions of the series is Jessica Jones herself, Krysten Ritter, who admits that there’s still quite a bit of story left to give to the audience.
Speaking with THR, Ritter explained that the story of Jessica Jones on Netflix is far from over, and although she couldn’t discuss the possibility of season 2, she is definitely up for it:
“It’s such a tricky thing. I’m not supposed to talk about that. But I think there is lots of story left to tell with Jessica and I really love playing the character. I would love to throw on her boots and leather jacket anytime.”
Those who have watched Jessica Jones would likely agree with her take on the matter. While the first season of her solo series showcased immense growth for the character, Jessica Jones has thus far only really explored her relationship with Kilgrave (David Tennant), and that specific era of her life. Prior to being brainwashed by the psychotic mind-controller, she had already gone through numerous ups and down throughout her life that the series touched upon, but never fully explored.
Whether or not the next season of Jessica Jones takes place after the events we have already witnessed remains to be seen. The fact that she has now met Claire Temple, a.k.a. Night Nurse (Rosario Dawson), seems like a solid enough jumping-off point for her to further integrate herself with the greater MCU. Then again, any era of the character’s life could make for a potential goldmine in terms of storytelling.
Later in the interview, it’s mentioned that Jessica Jones often brings up the fact that being a hero never fully worked out for her. Whatever her reasons for getting back into the hero game must be by the time The Defenders rolls around will have to be pretty serious to convince her to join forces with Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Even Ritter is curious as to how it will all work out.
“…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.”
As the first season of her solo series ended, audiences saw that Jessica was just beginning to re-enter the business of being a hero. And that idea has seemingly opened up endless possibilities for her as a character.
Daredevil season 1 and Jessica Jones season 1 are now available on Netflix. Luke Cage season 1 and Daredevil season 2 will debut on Netflix in 2016. Release dates for Iron Fist and The Defenders on Netflix have not yet been announced.