It’s been well over a year now since we last checked in with Marvel‘s Jessica Jones, with season two of the show dropping on Netflix back in March 2018 after a two-and-a-half year absence from our screens.
For fans of the show, there’s both good and bad news: while a third season of Jessica Jones will premiere later this month, it’ll also be the last instalment of the show after Netflix cancelled the series back in February. Find out more information about that major development, as well as details on the upcoming final season of the show, below with our guide to Jessica Jones season 3.
- A new trailer for season 3 has arrived
Will there be a third season of Jessica Jones on Netflix?
Yes! The show was renewed for a third season by Netflix in April 2018.
— Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones) April 12, 2018
However, the forthcoming third season will also mark the end of Jessica Jones. Netflix cancelled the show (and The Punisher) in February due to the imminent arrival of its new competitor Disney+, which will both co-produce and house all future Marvel content going forward. Jessica Jones and Netflix’s other Marvel shows will continue to be shown on Netflix, however, as part of the original deal struck between the streaming service and Marvel in 2013.
When will Jessica Jones season 3 be released on Netflix?
Marvel have announced that season 3 will arrive on June 14 – not long to wait now!
Are there any trailers yet?
Yup! A teaser trailer was posted by Marvel’s official Twitter account on May 28: in it, a villainous man’s voice can be heard (“Jessica Jones. You are a fraud. You’re a cheater. No longer”) while the camera, from a first-person perspective, walks the hallway of Jones’ apartment building. See the clip below:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) May 28, 2019
Meanwhile, a featurette for season 3 has been released by Netflix which previews Krysten Ritter’s directorial debut on the show.
Netflix dropped another new trailer for the third season on June 6. In the trailer, Jones is depicted as a flawed hero coming up against “a new and smarter enemy.” You can watch the new trailer here:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) June 6, 2019
What’s going to happen in Jessica Jones season three?
Netflix’s official plot description has previewed what’s going to go down in the new season. “When Jessica crosses paths with a highly intelligent psychopath, she and Trish (Rachael Taylor) must repair their fractured relationship and team up to take him down. But a devastating loss reveals their conflicting ideas of heroism and sets them on a collision course that will forever change them both.”
Star Krysten Ritter has already explored what a future for Jessica could look like. Speaking at Comicpalooza in Houston last year, Ritter said: “I think season 1 and 2, we really looked back at Jessica’s past. We looked at what made her as hardcore she is and how isolated [she is], and she’s learned a lot — I think especially in season 2 she’s learned a lot about herself. She has a lot to live up to, and I’m curious to see what she does next.
“Maybe we’ll get to see her be a bit of a hero, maybe we get to see her move forward in a more positive way. Maybe we see her hating herself less.”
The next series will also further explore the relationship between Jessica and her sister Trish Walker, which became fractured at the end of season two after Trish shot and killed Jessica’s estranged mother Alisha – Jessica took the fall for Trish, letting the police believe that she shot her own mother in self-defence. Given that we saw Trish obtain some sort of “super powers” through scientific experimentation, the next season could also see the introduction of her superhero alter ego ‘Hellcat’.
Who’s returning for Jessica Jones season 3?
Krysten Ritter, who plays the titular character, will of course return, as will Rachael Taylor, who plays Trish.
Carrie-Anne Moss’ character Attorney Jeri Hogarth (who was diagnosed with ALS [motor neurone disease] in season two) will reprise her role, as will Jessica’s neighbour and ex-employee Malcolm Ducasse (played by Eka Darville).
Benjamin Walker, Jeremy Bobb, Sarita Choudhury, Tiffany Mack, Jessica Frances Dukes, Aneesh Sheth and Rebecca DeMornay have also been confirmed as members of the cast for season 3.
What about Luke Cage – is he going to come back?
Mike Colter’s formidable Luke Cage appeared in the first season of Jessica Jones (and teamed up with her again during The Defenders), but was absent from the second season. There’s still no confirmation that the character will drop in to season 3 of Jessica Jones, but we know Marvel fans would love it if he did.
And could Kilgrave appear in the next season of Jessica Jones?
David Tennant’s Kilgrave did die at the end of season one, but he returned in season two as a figment of Jessica’s imagination to haunt her. It’s conceivable that he could make one last appearance in the show before it bows out for good, but don’t get your hopes up…