Many have been wondering if and when Netflix and Marvel would officially order a second season of “Jessica Jones“. While there was little doubt that it would happen, there has been a lot of grumbling over the past month or so about the fact that it wasn’t immediate. Well, the internet can’t quit its whining now, at least about this anyway. Variety has confirmed that a second season of the Krysten Ritter-led series has officially been greenlit.
With that bit of wondering out of the way, the question now at the top of everyone’s list is this: when will it arrive? Some still cling to the notion that Netflix will only be issuing two Marvel seasons per year. That’s utterly ludicrous, especially when looking at their upcoming slate. As I’ve stated repeatedly, that initial estimate by Netflix was merely a conservation, bet-hedging one. After all, you don’t want to jinx yourself in advance and automatically assume that all of your Marvel shows will be hits…even if they probably will be.
“Daredevil” is currently in post on its second season and “Luke Cage” will finish shooting its first season relatively soon. After that, the freshman season of “Iron Fist” is on deck to shoot this spring. Here’s where things get tricky, however. Will Marvel TV move straight into shooting the second season of “Jessica Jones” and possibly a third season of “Daredevil” after that? Or will “The Defenders” crossover miniseries come first. And where does the now leaked intention of doing a “Punisher” series come into play?
If I were a betting man, I’d put my money on “Jones” S2 happening before “Defenders” and “Punisher” not happening until afterwards. A Netflix Phase Two addition for the latter, if you will. As for everything else (DD S3, LC S2, IF S2), all of those depend entirely on when Marvel & Netflix want to plug “Defenders” into their on-going narrative. Until they decide that, I expect details on any season beyond the first run of “Iron Fist” to remain hazy at best.
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