Netflix renews Jessica Jones for a second season

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Netflix have announced that Marvel’s Jessica Jones will be returning for a second season.

The critically acclaimed first season saw the eponymous anti-heroine (played by Krysten Ritter) take up private investigation as a way of escaping the horrifying memories of her time trapped in the controlling powers of nemesis, Zebediah Kilgrave (David Tennant).

Details of the new season are currently scarce, with no set premiere date or confirmed cast. Rachael Taylor is expected to return as Jessica’s best friend, Trish Walker, but whether the likes of Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Carrie Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth) will return has yet to be revealed. However, it has been confirmed that Melissa Rosenberg will continue as showrunner in the second season, which will run for a further 13 episodes.

It is also unclear whether Jessica Jones’ sophomore season will come before or after the much anticipated Defenders ensemble series, which will unite the collective crime-fighting powers of Jessica, Daredevil, Luke Cage and the yet-to-be-seen Iron Fist.

News of Jessica Jones‘ renewal comes days after Netflix revealed their plans to create a Punisher spin-off series, starring Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle. Bernthal will make his first appearance in the Marvel/Netflix universe in March, when the second season of Daredevil launches.

The first season of Jessica Jones is available to stream on Netflix now.

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