Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter feels like her time as the private detective has come to a close, and doesn’t think she’ll play her again. Back in October, Netflix canceled all Marvel shows, starting with Iron Fist and quickly followed by Luke Cage and Daredevil. Fans had hoped that Jessica Jones would survive the wave of cancellations, but it was officially axed in February.
The third and final season of Jessica Jones was released on Netflix on June 14 and introduced a new psychotic villain: Gregory Salinger (Jeremy Bobb). This season also brought back Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor), Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss), and Malcolm Ducasse (Eka Darville), each with their own personal issues that added to Jessica’s personal and professional problems. In the past year we’ve seen a couple of series get canceled and then picked up by other studios or streaming services, which has fans wondering if the same could happen to Jessica Jones and company, but even if that were to happen, Ritter would most likely not reprise her role.
Speaking to TVLine, Ritter was asked about the future of Jessica Jones and if she would come back to play her again. She replied that she doesn’t think she would, and that she feels good about giving closure to this character with this final season. She said:
“Do I think I’ll play her again? I don’t think so. I feel like I’ve played her, you know? I feel really good about it. I feel good about closing the door”.
Season 3 saw Jessica struggling with the aftermath of her mother’s death by her friend, Trish, the concept of “hero,” the surge of a new villain, and Trish’s own struggle with her new powers and her conversion into Hellcat. In the end, this season managed to bring closure to the main characters, while also leaving the door slightly open for a comeback - though not in a “cliffhanger” way.
Many fans have wondered if Jessica, Luke, Daredevil, Iron Fist, and the Punisher could find a new home in Disney’s upcoming streaming platform, Disney+, but the Mouse House won’t be able to use any of these characters until two years after the cancellation. The studio can’t even begin to develop a comeback for these characters before the two-year mark, so it’s highly unlikely that we will see them again.
Whatever the future holds for Jessica Jones, fans can rest assured knowing that season 3 lived up to the quality of the previous seasons - in terms of narrative, tone, and performances. It brought closure to the main characters, without taking away their essence or giving them something that feels out of character.