One day after letting the world know that, somehow, Kilgrave continues to torment Jessica Jones in season two of the acclaimed Netflix series, Netflix released the above teaser to season two of Marvel's Jessica Jones. And instead of drawing out the release date like they did for The Punisher, Netflix announced that the Marvel series would premiere on March 8, 2018, which just so happens to be International Women's Day. That's major for a series that is not only the sole Marvel series with a female lead, but major for a season that is entirely directed by women.
In conversation with Entertainment Weekly, Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter says that "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."
Jessica Jones' story is one of the more depressing of the MCU shows on Netflix. Sure, she ended up defeating Kilgrave and putting a stop to the hold he had on her, but that battle took a lot out of Jessica. You could see that in The Defenders; she seemed to still have feels for Luke Cage after their intense relationship blew up then fizzled in the span of a season. She's definitely still broken, and while she's working towards picking up the pieces of her broken life, there's a lot of pain residing inside of her, which is touched on in this teaser.
According to Variety, Kilgrave's back for one of season two's 13 episodes. The season finds Jessica Jones tackling "a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why." In the clip, we're told she's back to take on some "unfinished business," showcasing Jessica busting down doors, punching the shit out of bad guys, and even getting arrested. It also makes a sly reference to Spider-Man and features Heart's "Barracuda" running throughout the teaser.
Rachael Taylor and Eka Darville (portraying Trish Walker and Malcolm Ducasse, respectively) make appearances in the teaser, but ultimately, we're just here to see Jessica get back to what makes this series Netflix's most daring Marvel show.