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Jessica Jones Renewed for 2nd Season on Netflix

Jessica Jones

Netflix announced today that Marvel’s Jessica Jones will get a second season of 13 episodes.

The superhero drama stars Kathryn Ritter as the titular character imbued with super strength after an accident in her childhood. (She can also “fly,” but it’s more like jumping really long distances.) Jessica Jones operates as a private investigator in Hell’s Kitchen, and, in season 1, she took down the villain Kilgrave (David Tennant) who used his mind-controlling powers to victimize Jessica and others.

Melissa Rosenberg will be back at the helm of the show’s second season. But there’s no word yet on the plot or who the main villain might be. At the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday, Rosenberg said, “I think I just want to continue with her character. She’s a very damaged character and her damage goes beyond Kilgrave. There’s a lot to mine from in her backstory and in her present day situation. I think we’ll find something.”

Season 1 left a few loose threads that could be tied up in season 2. Among them:

  • How did Luke Cage’s wife gain possession of the flash drive containing the videos of the experiments being done on Kilgrave as a child?
  • What’s the deal with the organization that paid for Jessica Jones’ hospital bills after the accident — the same organization that gave Wil Simpson those pills that made him heal fast and gave him super strength?
  • What happens next to lawyer Jeri Hogarth?