With the excellent Jessica Jones having finally hit Netflix on Friday in all its 13-episode glory, I'm guessing the question on everyone’s lips is probably “When will we get a Season 2?”
In an extensive and interesting interview with The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg revealed she was more than ready to deliver a second season of the Marvel series, but things may get a bit complicated because of The Defenders, the superhero team-up series that should see Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Iron Fist and Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) unite to take on an as-of-yet-undisclosed baddie, or baddies.
When she was asked if there was room for a Season 2 before we get to The Defenders, Rosenberg said:
“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.”
Rosenberg said that she might not necessarily be involved with the team-up series, even though they will be using Jessica. When asked how much she would want to be involved and talk how what The Defenders powers-that-be would have to know about the character, the showrunner said:
“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.”
What did you think of Jessica Jones? And, providing the series gets a second season pickup order (which is probably a given), would you like to see it unfold before The Defenders hit?