Some pretty serious issues like rape and PTSD were dealt with in the superhero TV series "Jessica Jones." The fact that the show streamed on Netflix allowed it to stick to its dark and gritty tone, which maybe would not have been possible on a TV channel.
In their latest interview, "Jessica Jones" showrunner Melissa Rosenberg and star Krysten Ritter teased how, in the upcoming Season 2, Jessica will deal with all the "complicated stuff" she walked away from.
"The greatest rape of Jessica Jones was being forced to become a murderer," Rosenberg said while accompanied by Ritter for a panel at Vulture Festival in New York (via Entertainment Weekly). "She took a life, and that's so counter to who she is."
In the Season 1 finale, Jessica was faced with a situation where she had to either kill her tormentor or risk the death of those she cared about. "The reason she doesn't just walk up and kill him is she doesn't let him define her in that way," Rosenberg continued, later adding, "She walks away with some really complicated stuff going on, which we'll be able to explore next season."
Ritter did not talk much about what fans can expect to see in Season 2 of the series, but said she would love to see her relationship with Malcolm (played by Eka Darville) develop further. "An in for me in playing Jessica was her relationship with Malcolm," said the actress, adding, "I'm excited to see what this one [Rosenberg] comes up with moving forward."