‘Jessica Jones’ Revival: Krysten Ritter Not Keen to Return
“Jessica Jones” star Krysten Ritter may not be playing the character should the former Netflix show get a revival in Disney’s upcoming streaming platform. The actress expressed that she’s no longer keen on doing the series and that three seasons of “Jessica Jones” might be enough for her.
Ritter told TV Line her thoughts on the rumored return of “Jessica Jones.” The actress and the show debuted on the streaming platform in 2015.
“Do I think I’ll play her again? I don’t think so,” Ritter said. “I feel like I’ve played her, you know? I feel really good about it. I feel good about closing the door.”
Netflix canceled “Jessica Jones” a few months before its third season was set to launch. The streaming platform also canceled the other series in the Netflix-Marvel slate such as “Daredevil,” “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage,” “The Punisher” and “The Defenders.”
Marvel’s parent company, Disney, will be launching its own streaming platform called Disney+ later this year. Because it’s seen as a competition, Netflix decided to drop the superhero shows from its slate.
There are also stipulations in the contracts between Netflix and Marvel that says the superhero franchise and its characters cannot appear outside of a non-Netflix show until 2021. In essence, “Jessica Jones” was cut short and had limited options.
Meanwhile, series creator Melissa Rosenberg also echoed Ritter’s sentiments and said that the show is done for good.
“I feel like this is a really complete, closed chapter,” the showrunner said. “I mean, never say never. But I feel ready to tell all new stories.”
“Jessica Jones” season 3 also ended with the character shunning going full-on evil and deciding not to go to El Paso, as was predicted by Kilgrave.
Rosenberg explains the character’s decision via Marvel.
“I think that hearing the Kilgrave voice in her mind reminds her of her darker side. Kilgrave really represents the devil on her shoulder, a part of her that’s saying, “You can’t do this. You shouldn’t do this.” By associating her quitting with that part of her, she realizes that she has no interest in being that person. She has fought against becoming that person, and then if she gets on that train to El Paso, she will have permanently embraced being what Kilgrave thought she should be and embraced the worst part of herself. I think that was sort of a rude awakening for her. In the end, she says, “%$#@ it, no way,” and turns around and walks back.”
All three seasons of “Jessica Jones” will continue to run on Netflix.