Krysten Ritter's reluctant superhero-turned private investigator will fight another day.
This is the news we've all been waiting for since Marvel's Jessica Jones, arguably Netflix's best TV property yet, premiered in November.Netflix has confirmed that the show will return for a second season following its critically acclaimed first run.
No casting information has been released yet, but Krysten Ritter will of course be back as the hard-bitten Jessica, and it's a safe bet Rachael Taylor will return as her BFF Trish Walker – who may be about to undergo her own superhero transformation into the Hellcat.The unbreakable Luke Cage (Mike Colter) may or may not be back, since he's getting his own spinoff series, while David Tennant's villainous Kilgrave is seemingly out of the picture.
Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has already confirmed she's game for a second season, so we're expecting to see her back in the driver's seat.
There's no word on when Jessica's second season is likely to drop, and whether it will come before or after the much-hyped Defenders ensemble series. Basically, all we know right now is that we're OVER THE MOON to have this show back.
While Netflix continues to keep its ratings under wraps, NBC revealed start-up tech firm Symphony's recent sample that ranked Jessica Jones as Netflix's most-watched series from September-December that found Jessica Jones was "viewed" by an average of 4.8 million total viewers in the adults 18-49 demographic. (Worth noting that viewership is measured by an average of six minutes of audio sound.)
In terms of timing for season two, which will consist of 13 episodes, Netflix has not yet announced when it will premiere. When asked Sunday, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said, "The Defenders production will really determine" season start dates for other Marvel series like Jessica Jones as well as Daredevil, which launches its second season on March 18.