Jessica Jones Season 2: 10 Things We Know So Far!

Jessica Jones is a hit among comic book TV adaptations, and we can't wait until the second season. Meanwhile, we're busy with Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Iron Fist. However, Jessica Jones is always making its way to our attention, through its cast, and mostly through Melissa Rosenberg, the show's director.

We searched all over the Internet to find out the most interesting things Rosenberg and the cast revealed about Season Two. Some you might have already read about, some might be new information. However, the source is the most viable one! Hope you learn some interesting facts about Jessica Jones Season Two!

Here we go!

10. Jessica will keep on being damaged


Season One had a "happy end", with Kilgrave dead, and all his negative impact on Jessica's life gone. But, there would be no Season Two if Jessica magically got over the trauma and moved on with a normal life. That's just not going to happen. Rosenberg said:

I learned from working on Dexter that you can advance the character, but you never want to cure the character. With Dexter, the moment he felt guilt or accepted that he was "bad", the show's over. He's no longer a sociopath. The equivalent for us would be if Jessica somehow recovered from the damage that had been done to her. People don't just heal, you don't go through that just to say, "Oh, he got arrested, he's in jail, I'm OK now."

Kilgrave's fate was a little more final than a jail sentence, but the same principle applies for Jessica. "That trauma is a huge part of who she is now (Entertainment Weekly)."

9. The villains in the show will have a compound structure


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Kilgrave was a unique villain, different from what we usually see. David Tennant's performance was top notch, but seeing the same thing twice would diminish its value.

Asked about antagonists for Season Two, Rosenberg replied that there will be more, but different from Kilgrave:

Or antagonists, plural. No one is ever going to beat David Tennant as Kilgrave, so you don’t do that. The biggest mistake would be to try to repeat that. You just go, “OK, we’re not doing that, so we have this open to us."

Rosenberg talks about more villains, but not regular ones; they have to really challenge Jessica:

I’m never going to be interested in, oh, a bad guy here to take over the city. She’d be like, "As long as I can pay my rent, I’m cool." You have to build something that reaches into her, reaches into her psyche and twists it around.

8. Jessica's best friend might become her sidekick and have a more complex role


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During the production of Jessica Jones, the director was asked how Rachel Taylor, aka Trish “Patsy” Walker,  would reflect what's happening in the comic book. Rosenberg answered:

She’s one of the characters that I’m looking forward to exploring, and pushing to new territory, and the world is our oyster on that one. We can go anywhere we want with it and there’s a lot of mythology behind her…so that’s my way of avoiding answering the question.

In a recent interview about her character, Rachel Taylor explained how she wants to explore Patsy's abilities:

I try not to get ahead of myself and think about it too much, because it’s easy to get carried away and think about things. You don’t want to count your eggs before they hatch, I guess, because we just found out about the second season today — and this is my first show that’s gone to a second season, so I’m super stoked. I already feel like I have more than my share, in a way, being on Netflix, being in the Marvel Universe, being in this show that has resonated so deeply with people. But of course, I mean, it would be amazing. I mean, it’s already a privilege to play a history that has so much lineage within the Marvel Universe. And to take it that one step further is something that, yeah, I’d love to get my teeth stuck into, whatever happens to the character (via ComicBookResources).

7. The world of Jessica Jones will become more expansive


If Season One focused on Jessica Jones as a person, Season Two will revolve more around her life. As you'll further read, some characters will get to play bigger parts.

I think one of the things I would be able to do now, that’s harder to do in the first season, is to really expand on the ensemble. Poor Krysten Ritter, she was in every scene that we shot, we beat the crap out of her. She was a shell of a human being by the time we ended, and that is not sustainable. But when you have a show that’s called Jessica Jones, if Jessica Jones isn’t in a scene, the rest of it becomes almost irrelevant until you earn other character storylines. You’ve got to flesh out those characters enough that you can travel.

So, I would hope to further expand on the ensemble, and on Jessica’s world. She ends in a very different place than she started off. She’s still going to be Jessica Jones — that is not going to change. She will continue to drink and make mistakes, and accidentally drop people onto train tracks, but something has changed for her by the end of this season, and I’d just love to explore that in the second season (deadline).

6. The show will focus on secondary characters more than it did during the first season


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Rosenberg said:

The first season is so much about Jessica Jones, establishing her as the lead. So we really had to earn our secondary character stories. This season, I feel like we have. So we just reached into every single one of them.

We have just a really exciting story for Carrie-Anne Moss. When you have actors of this caliber, as we do, you’re like, "Okay, what do we want to see Carrie-Anne Moss do?" Coming up with something cool, and Rachael Taylor. Really, she’s the second lead. There’s just a lot of her stuff. That relationship is the core relationship in our series. So exploring that more and reaching into them and their dynamic together or apart. The one who was probably the least explored in the first season was Eka Darville, who plays Malcolm. So we’re really able to expand on him this year.

5. Luke Cage won't come back and he won't be replaced


The relationship between Luke and Jessica had a purpose, but that ended in season one

If you loved how Luke Cage blended into Jessica's world, well, you might want to get over it as we won't see him again on the show. But you must be happy - the guy has his own show! No Luke Cage or replacement for Luke in Jessica Jones Season Two, according to Rosenberg:

We’ll never repeat Luke Cage. There will definitely be more additional characters. There’s a very, very small ensemble that we left the show with at the end of Season One, so we really wanted to expand those stories and bring other characters and other relationships to Jessica and the others into the world. So yeah, we’re building up again because we lost Luke Cage.

4. Season Two will be all about bringing new, refreshing elements


It looks as though Rosenberg has many ideas to apply for Season Two, and that's so exciting. We won't get bored, and furthermore, we'll become curious and curiouser. Maybe we won't see Malcolm as a drug addict anymore; Carrie-Ann Moss' character might take a turn for good; and Trish will evolve into something else, maybe into Hellcat. Rosenberg said:

There are new, surprising elements to all the characters. New and surprising relationships, who comes into each other's orbits and why. No one is interested in having our characters keeping on doing the same things in the same ways. That's what they do in network television. This world, you push your characters into new places they've never been before. That's what gives us the most excitement (THR).

3. The show's theme will revolve around relationships


We know from Rosenberg that she wants to go deep into the relationship between Jessica and Trish. However, we also know that she wants to give more space and action to the other characters, as well. Now, we just have to wait and see how they'll interact and build relationships.

I’m interested in continuing to explore the relationship between Trish and Jessica. That is the core relationship in the piece. It is about female friendship, it is about how friends evolve — they’re sisters, really — and it’s about how they evolve and ping off each other. I’m interested in relationships, whether they be romantic, or family, or friends, or professional — that’s what’s interesting to me, is Jessica in relationship to people.

2. Rosenberg gets inspiration from other comic books


We've all noticed that Jessica's detective company's name is Alias. That's because Rosenberg loved Brian Michael Bendis’ comic book Alias and got some inspiration from it! Now she wants more inspiration from the same author:

The book is my favorite. The book is amazing. I’ve always pulled everything and anything I could from there. So if there’s anything left, I’m going to keep pulling as much as I can. It’s just such a great piece of work and he’s creating the comic books. I’m like, "Go fast! Go fast so I can steal more from you, pay homage."

1. Actually, there are endless possibilities


There's no doubt that Krysten Ritter gave her best for the role! Now she talks about her perspective on Season One, how it ended, and what will come. She seems to be seeing endless possibilities for Jessica Jones Season Two. And after reading about Rosenberg's ideas, we also see a lot of exciting things happening in Season Two. There will definitely be major changes, surprising elements, and a thrilling plot.

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 (Collider).