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Jessica Jones season 2: Everything you need to know ahead of the new series

Krysten Ritter's super-powered private investigator is set to return to Netflix with a bang

Clarisse Loughrey
Wednesday 07 March 2018 12:00
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Marvel’s Jessica Jones - Season 2 Official Trailer

*WARNING: SPOILERS FOR JESSICA JONES SEASON 1*

Marvel continues to expand its Netflix empire with the return of Jessica Jones, three years after the first season debuted on the streaming service.

The private investigator (played by Krysten Ritter) is a key member of The Defenders, which has its own Netflix series, thanks to a combination of superhuman strength, enhanced speed, and rapid healing. Plus, she can jump really, really high.

Jones' first outing saw her battle to escape the influence of Kilgrave (David Tennant), whose mind control abilities saw him trap her, violate her, and even force her to kill for him.

Season 1 saw her finally end his reign of terror by snapping his neck. But how long do the dead really stay dead when it comes to Marvel?

Here's everything you need to know about Jessica Jones season 2.

Release Date

The Marvel series will hit Netflix on Thursday 8 March. This is instead of the usual Friday, as to coincide with International Women's Day. All 13 episodes of the new series are directed by women.

Official Synopsis

"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."

It seems like Jones may try to find some answers about the car accident that killed her parents and brother. One she survived as a child, her recovery paid for by a group known as IGH, who also seem responsible for her powers.

Episodes

1: “AKA Start at the Beginning”
2: “AKA Freak Accident”
3: “AKA Sole Survivor”
4: “AKA God Help the Hobo”
5: “AKA The Octopus”
6: “AKA Facetime”
7: “AKA I Want Your Cray Cray”
8: “AKA Ain’t We Got Fun”
9: “AKA Shark in the Bathtub, Monster in the Bed”
10: “AKA Pork Chop”
11: “AKA Three Lives and Counting”
12: “AKA Pray For My Patsy”
13: “AKA Playland”

Cast

Ritter, of course, is back in the title role. Netflix also confirmed that Rachael Taylor will return as adopted sister Trish Walker, along with Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth and Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse. New cast members include Leah Gibson and J.R. Ramirez as Ingrid and Oscar.

There's no confirmation as to whether season 2 will feature the rest of the Defenders - Luke Cage, Daredevil, and Iron Fist - in any significant way.

Will David Tennant's Kilgrave return?

An image released from season 2 of Kilgrave and Jones seems to reply with a strong yes, though in what form is up for debate considering the climax of season 1. Whether in flashback form or as a kind of phantom is possible, but who knows what Marvel's got up its sleeve.

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