Kilgrave Is Back To Mess With Jessica Jones’ Head Yet Again In Our First Look At Season Two
It’s been a long, long wait, The Defenders aside, but Jessica Jones is finally on its way and the first look at season two reveals Kilgrave is back?! As David Tennant would probably say, “Oh, bloody hell.”
Unfortunately for Jessica, but not so unfortunately for us, yes, Kilgrave will be back in season two of Netflix’s Jessica Jones. And no, despite the show being based on a comic book where literally anything can, and often does, he does not rise from the dead to wreak his usual havoc.
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#DavidTennant's Kilgrave returns to torment Jessica in this exclusive first look at season 2 of 'Marvel's #JessicaJones.' 😱The super-powered PI may have killed her mind-controlling abuser Kilgrave at the end of the the first season, but that doesn’t mean she’s forgotten him — or what he did. And Kilgrave’s lingering presence won’t be Jessica’s only problem in season 2. Click the link in our bio for more. 📷: David Giesbrecht/Netflix
As you can see from the photo above, he is back though. And if you’re wondering how, then it’s a good thing that Entertainment Weekly sat down with Krysten Ritter, AKA Jessica Jones, and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.
“Jessica is in a pretty dark headspace when we meet her at the top of season 2. What we’ve done again is kept the story very personal. If season 1 was in her head and in her mind, then this season will be more in her heart. It’s still a psychological thriller, but it’s more of an emotional thriller this time.” Rosenberg agrees: “She was somewhat of a mess even before Kilgrave came into her life, so [season 2] is about digging deeper into that chaos and peeling back those layers.”
Jessica? In a dark headspace? You don’t say?
Here are a few more questions Ritter and Rosenberg answered that’ll have you ready to binge-watch all over again…
Melissa, why was it important to bring David back as Kilgrave? What can you tell us about what’s going on here?
MELISSA ROSENBERG: Well, as always, our show is very much about Jessica and her internal life and her struggle, and he’s such a part of her construction and her dilemma. I think just having him come back and be that mirror again is really important.
Sounds good, please do go on…
Is the focus this season on her past, before Kilgrave?
ROSENBERG: I don’t know how much we can say…
RITTER: I think what we can say is that what we’ve done again is kept the story very personal. If season 1 was in her head and in her mind, then season 2 will be more in her heart. This season is more emotional. It’s still a psychological thriller, but it’s more of an emotional thriller this time. [Laughs] I just thought of that on the spot!
Wait, Jessica has a heart? When did this happen?
I have to ask — the Avengers: Infinity War trailer just debuted, and it looks like New York comes under attack. Any updates on whether the street-level heroes will have anything to do with the films?
ROSENBERG: None whatsoever. Our partners are Marvel, and if we’re doing something that’s counter to [their continuity], they would pull us back or orient us on the right path, so clearly we’re [okay]. But we’re very much in our own world.
Too bad. That would have been fun. Oh well…
Check out the rest of the interview over at Entertainment Weekly.