As the sophomore season of Jessica Jones is now available to watch on Netflix, the show’s star, Krysten Ritter, is making the press rounds fielding a number of questions. In a recent interview, Ritter spoke on whether or not the Defenders will receive a second season. Sadly, the news doesn’t look great.
It looks like that while each of the respective heroes in Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the Punisher have all received second seasons, the team-up series was only a one-off. As she put it:
“Well, I think Jessica was pretty well received,” Ritter began. “People were excited to see her again, so that made us happy because Jessica is the next up. Y’know, I had a great time doing The Defenders and honestly, it was such a good experience that I would even do it again. I don’t think we are doing it again. It was never intentioned to do it again, but, you know, if I was given another opportunity, I would.
My heart is with my show because of the subject matter and because of the great drama that we get to do and the personal issues that we explore. For me, that is more the type of content that I enjoy as a viewer and as a performer. My heart is in Jessica Jones, but I did have a great time doing The Defenders with the guys. We had a good time. It is what it is.”
Now, that doesn’t mean that we won’t see any of these heroes team up ever again. Each show has been known to use characters from other series to further the story. For instance, Luke Cage showed up in Jessica Jones’ first season, and both Cage and Misti Knight are planned additions in Iron Fist‘s second season. But even so, it doesn’t look like all four will be teaming up again, any time soon.
Are you sad about not seeing a second Defenders season? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.