Marvel’s supersowered private investigator Jessica Jones still has more than a few personal and professional demons to deal with after the events of the first season of her solo series. Jessica Jones will return to Netflix for a second season of hard luck (and hard-drinking) adventures in March. A new photo from Jessica Jones season 2 features star Krysten Ritter engaging in what appears to be some heavy lifting of the garbage truck variety.
First-season showrunner Melissa Rosenberg reprises her role behind the camera for the second season of Jessica Jones, which will premiere March 8 on Netflix with 13 new episodes. The series brings back star Krysten Ritter, as well as first-season cast members Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Eka Darville, as well as newcomers Janet McTeer and J.R. Ramirez.
Empire debuted the latest photo from the second season of the series in mid-January, a little more than a month after Netflix and Marvel debuted the first trailer for season 2 of Jessica Jones and confirmed the season premiere date. It will be the first of Marvel’s live-action solo series on Netflix to return in 2018, with the third season of Daredevil and the second season Luke Cage also scheduled to debut this year. There are no official premiere dates yet.
Spoilers ahead: The first trailer for the new season of Jessica Jones indicates that uncovering the truth behind the source of her powers could be a big part of the second-season story arc. Jones will also be dealing with the fallout from her decision to murder the mind-controlling villain Kilgrave (played by Doctor Who alumnus David Tennant) during the first season. Tennant is expected to reprise the role for the show’s second season, but it’s uncertain whether Kilgrave will actually be back in action (this is a comic book universe, after all) or simply appear in flashbacks.
In October 2016, Rosenberg indicated that all 13 episodes of the show’s second season will be directed by female directors. The first season of the series was the winner of a prestigious Peabody Award, and the series has been hailed as one of the best original shows on Netflix in recent years.
After making her debut as Jones in November 2015, Ritter returned to the role in August’s crossover miniseries The Defenders, reuniting with Luke Cage star Mike Colter, and joining Iron Fist and Daredevil stars Finn Jones and Charlie Cox, respectively, for the first time.
Update: We added a new photo from the second season of the series.