Netflix have announced that Jessica Jones has been renewed for a second series.
The Marvel show’s first series premiered in November and was critically-acclaimed, so a return is hardly a surprise, though this is the first official confirmation.
Netflix do not make their viewing figures public, though a recent sample by a tech firm called Symphony revealed that the show was the streaming service’s most-watched series from September to December, and was ‘viewed’ by an average of 4.8 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic.
There will be 13 episodes in the show’s second series, though there is no confirmation yet over when it will air. Speaking before the first season debuted, showrunner Michelle Rosenberg speculated that if a second series were to happen, it may not come before The Defenders;
“There certainly is storytelling wise. The question becomes is there actual time? There are logistics involved, because Defenders has to shoot by a certain time, contractually. Actually, I’m not sure; I’m not at all involved in those conversations, much to my dismay. The first question is whether or not we will even get a second season. The second question is, if so, when? Will it be before The Defenders or after? I’d certainly love it to be before but there are things that play into that — time, availability.”
Jessica Jones is the second of five planned Marvel series from Netflix, along with Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. It is also being reported that a spinoff series of The Punisher will also shortly go into development.