Published On: Mon, Mar 12th, 2018

‘Jessica Jones’ season 2: Melissa Rosenberg explains the new struggle, Janet McNeer as a new threat

Jessica Jones is back.

Slash Film spoke with Jessica Jones creator and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg about the new season.

After defeating Kilgrave (David Tennant) by outsmarting his mind control and teaming up with The Defenders, Jessica (Krysten Ritter) is back in the city and taking P.I. cases in season 2. Jessica’s notoriety of her previous exploits brings in new customers, but also customers who expect her to use her super strength for petty revenge.

“The struggle is really about her wrestling with her own questions of who am I?” Rosenberg explains. “Am I the killer that Kilgrave turned me into? Am I a hero? What does all this mean? She’s really avoided that for as long as possible. She’s trying to get through every day and not look too deep. Because Trish has stirred the snake pit, she’s now having to face some of those questions. It’s an interesting time for her.”

Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) tries to investigate Jessica’s medical history and Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) needs Jessica’s help to fight for her law firm.

Pretty soon, Jessica encounters Alisa Jones (Janet McTeer), whose strength surpasses her own.

“What we wanted to do, facing season two, the bar had been set fairly high for season one,” Rosenberg said. “We didn’t want to repeat ourselves because we weren’t going to top Kilgrave, as played by David Tennant. So we really just took a very different approach this time.The conflict comes from a different place. It’s both internal and external, the external triggering a lot of internal strife for Jessica and the rest of our characters.”

Check out the full interview HERE

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