As Marvel’s Emmy-winning Jessica Jones gears up for season two, screenwriter Melissa Rosenburg has details on what to expect.
In a recent interview with Esquire, Rosenburg gives fans a sneak peek into Jessica’s life after Kilgrave’s death. During the chat, she also shares how she’s applying what she’s learned from working on Dexter, as well as her involvement with the production of The Defenders — slated to premiere between Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.
The second season of Jessica Jones won’t premiere until closer to the end of 2017, but the long-awaited Luke Cage drops on September 30.
Get your Netflix accounts ready, then see what Rosenburg had to say below:
How Rosenburg’s Applying Lessons From Dexter
“I learned from working on Dexter that you can advance the character, but you never want to cure the character. With Dexter, the moment he felt guilt or accepted that he was ‘bad,’ the show’s over. He’s no longer a sociopath. The equivalent for us would be if Jessica somehow recovered from the damage that had been done to her. People don’t just heal, you don’t go through that just to say, ‘Oh, he got arrested, he’s in jail, I’m OK now.’ That trauma is a huge part of who she is now.”
On Jessica’s Life Post Kilgrave
“She was kind of messed up even before Kilgrave came along, and so in Season Two we can explore what’s possible for her moving forward.”
On Trish And Jessica’s Rumored Romantic History
“People would love that. I sometimes think there’s sort of a prurient interest in that, like, can’t women just be friends? I feel like for me that’s what is unique about the relationship, that they are such intimate friends, and I think they don’t have to become lovers — that being said, one never knows.”
On Rosenburg’s Involvement With The Defenders
“[I’m] only as involved as they need me to be. I need to know what they’re doing in order to plan for Season Two of Jessica, and they need to know what we’re planning on in turn. Marvel is very smart and they enjoy collaboration, so there’s never one maniac trying to take ownership.”
SOURCE: Esquire, YouTube | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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