Water’s wet, the sky is blue, and Jessica Jones is the best of the Marvel Netflix series by a significant margin. That’s not even up for debate – in terms of narrative strength, thematic unity, and sheer authorial voice, JJ is miles ahead of its stablemates. It’s not worth arguing about in the same way it’s not worth defending that the Earth is round – the people on the opposite side of the proposition are proceeding from fundamentally flawed assumptions.
Now we’re getting a second season, which is cause for a little trepidation – can lightning be bottled twice? Sophomore slump is a thing, and while we’re always happy to see more of Krysten Ritter’s sardonic, hard-drinking superhero-turned-PI, season 1 set a pretty high bar.
The current synopsis offers few clues:
“New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why.”
…but judging from the trailer, were going to be delving into the circumstances by which JJ got her powers – at the hands of some sinister experiment, it seems. Also, that purple lighting scheme in the final shot clearly hints at the return of the unspeakably evil and utterly dead Killgrave – David Tennant has been confirmed to guest star, but while odds are that it’ll be in the context of a flashback, never say never in Marvel’s universe of gods and monsters (take that, Universal).
Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Ann Moss, and Eka Darville are all returning to the fold as well, joined by newcomers Leah Gibson, Janet McTeer and JR Ramirez. Jessica Jones Season 2 hits Netflix on March 8, 2018 – that’s International Women’s Day.