‘Jessica Jones’ renewed for a second season

Netflix confirmed the hit series will be returning to the streaming site.

Jessica Jones has been renewed for a second season.

Netflix confirmed it that has signed off on another 13 episodes of the series, which stars Krysten Ritter as a private detective with superhuman ablities.

The long-awaited renewal comes as no surprise with the series having received strong reviews when it premiered in November.

As part of a deal with Marvel, Netflix is developing four original live-action series based on the comic publisher’s characters. Jessica Jones, one of few television comic adaptions to feature a female lead, was the second series to have been announced. The first, Daredevil, premiered in April last year and features actor Charlie Cox in the lead role of the blind superhero.

Netflix also has plans for a spinoff series starring Jessica Jones’s Luke Cage, another character from the Marvel Universe. Mike Colter who plays Luke Cage will star in his own series, due to premiere later this year.

A second season of Daredevil has also been confirmed and will premiere on March 18.

Netflix adaptions of Marvel’s Iron Fist, The Defenders and The Punisher are also rumoured to be in-the-works.