'Jessica Jones' Season 2 to Film Immediately after 'The Defenders'
With the enormous success of Marvel's Netflix output, which offers something for both fans of the MCU and those who are less interested in the fantastical and more interested in the grime and grit of street-level vigilantism.
Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter has spoken with Digital Spy to offer some hints on Jessica's next appearance, as well as when season 2 can be expected. The follow-up won't film until after The Defenders, which begins near the end of the year. The good news, it'll be immediately after.
"They'll be back-to-back. I don't know if they'll overlap a bit. It's about to be a serious undertaking. I'm starting my physical training - lots of weight training and boxing." While this means we won't see the character until well into next year, by the sounds of things, Ritter is excited about the projects.
“I’m excited to see what happens next for Jessica, and the end of season one left a lot of doors open and questions unanswered. Kilgrave was her reason for getting up every morning. Saving people gave her purpose. I wonder how emotionally taxed she’s going to be now. That opens a lot of doors as to who will come out and play. We all live in the same universe, so there are endless possibilities.”
Ritter doesn't get too deep into what lies ahead. “Marvel have this grand plan. Luke Cage will come out, then Iron Fist. In terms of scheduling I don’t know how it will all come out and I can’t even tell you if I’ve filmed Luke Cage. But I’m excited for Mike [Colter] to have his own show. I know the tone of that show is going to be very different.”
What this all means is that there's plenty ahead for fans of this standalone universe, and there are no signs of slowing down.