Over the last weekend, millions binge-watched a new show from Netflix known as Jessica Jones. The show is one of Marvel's Netflix Cinematic Universe, taking place in the same world as The Avengers, but given a darker and edgier look. The show has been receiving very good reviews, and it will only be a matter of time before Marvel and Netflix give Season 2 a green light, but when will the release date be and what will happen?
With a review of a high 8.9 on imdb.com and a 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, things are looking very positive for the show about a female private eye superhero, played by Krysten Ritter. Den of Geek reports that Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has stated that she would "love to do a season 2 of this."
Of course, with Netflix, it is very difficult for them to get a good perspective of green-lighting another season until a while afterward. Fans of the series often wait impatiently, but their successful shows like Daredevil and Longmire's long-awaited Season 5 got approval months after social media users constantly praised these shows and wanted more.
Screen Rant reports that Jessica Jones Season 2 may not appear until after the Defenders TV series. For those that aren't aware, Jessica Jones is part of a plan for Marvel to release other solo series that includes Daredevil and two new shows Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Then once all these characters are introduced, there will be a series that groups them all together simply called The Defenders.
So what could happen in a Season 2? Quite a bit, as there were several storylines that were left unresolved, and some looked like they were sowing seeds for a Season 2, The Defenders, or one of the other Defenders series. Warning: There are Spoilers ahead.
1) Jessica's Backstory and History with Kilgrave
The Hollywood Reporter talk about how Season 2 could bring up the element of rape. What made Jessica Jones so interesting is her past with Kilgrave (David Tennant), and how she spent some time under his control. Very little is told of this time except through flashback, and Jessica was made to have sex against her will due to Kilgrave's mind control powers, which makes the conflict with Kilgrave all the more terrifying. Rosenberg believes that rape is something not dealt with well on TV, and Season 2 could delve deeper into it like now show on TV so far.
2) Jessica's Source of her Powers
It is shown in a flashback that Jessica's family was killed in a car accident. She then developed her powers after that, but there was no scientific explanation. Trish (Rachel Taylor) later tells Jessica that the car her father crashed into had some chemicals in them, and they are tied to a mysterious company known as IGH. Trish's mother (Rebecca De Mornay) just happens to have a file on them, and this might explain why she adopted Jessica in the first place.
3) What about Malcolm and the Alias agency?
Eka Darville plays junkie Malcolm Ducasse, who later answers Jessica's phone at the very end of the last episode. Is the show trying to say that he will be playing the secretary at the Alias Private Investigations? Considering his involvement on Season 1, that feels like something that just should happen. It sounds like in Season 2, business at Alias Investigations could be booming.
4) What about Luke Cage?
Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is due for his show sometime in 2016, and it doesn't look like Krysten Ritter is slated to appear on any episode, according to IMDB. No doubt the show will focus on Luke picking up his life after his bar has been destroyed, and possibly fighting evil, in a dark non-traditional superhero manner.
5) Is Trish going to become Hellcat?
In the comics, Patsy Walker (aka Trish) has a backstory as complicated as the character she was on the show. She was the star of female-oriented comics, and she eventually became a superhero known as HellCat. It is possible that Season 2 will go this direction.
6) Jessica Jones Superhero Career
Much of the flashbacks in Season 1 focused on Jessica and Kilgrave, and there is one where Trish has a Jessica Jones costume based on her alter ego Jewel from the comics. At no point is Jessica ever in this uniform, but it is stated that as a superhero she has: "been there, done that." Was there ever a point where she put on the tights and tried fighting crime like a traditional Marvel hero? That might be the fodder for at least one interesting episode.
7) Nuke could Return
The show did not go out of its way to make this painfully apparent, but if you are familiar with the source material, Wil Traval is playing a character from Marvel known as Nuke. The character's name on the series is Will Simpson, and Nuke's real name in the comics is Frank Simpson. They both have a diet of taking red, white, and blue pills for augmented abilities. In the comic, Frank had a tattoo of the American flag on his face, but Jessica Jones was more subtle. His appearance does feel shoehorned in, but he was last seen being picked up by a black ops group at the end. Where is he going?
8) The Night Nurse Returns
Since Claire Temple (aka The Night Nurse) has been revealed on both Daredevil and Jessica Jones, it seems that two would-be Defenders have a mutual friend. She was only in one episode, but she is scheduled to appear in at least one episode of Luke Cage.
9) More Crossovers?
Since Jessica has met and loved Luke Cage, it is the beginning of The Defenders, at least the first two. Since The Night Nurse has at least mentioned Daredevil, there is no reason these two cannot meet, assuming that isn't the plan for Daredevil Season 2.
10) Does Jeri Hogarth have Kilgrave's Power?
At the end of Season 1, we see Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) discussing Jessica Jones' manslaughter charge. It looks like the prosecuting attorneys have a lot of leverage to make an open and shut case against Jessica after she killed Kilgrave, but suddenly, Jessica Jones is free. It is possible that Jeri is that good of a lawyer, but she might have another non-legal edge. It was revealed that after Hope Shlottman (Erin Moriarty) aborted her baby, that Jeri kept the unborn fetus. It was later revealed that Kilgrave's powers are done with a virus, so could Jeri have figured out how to tap into that virus and use that mind control power to help Jessica's case? It is something to think about.