Jessica Jones seems destined to be a survivor. Of all the recent Marvel Netflix shows to face the axe, the wise-cracking, hard-drinking gumshoe wrestling with PTSD has lived to see one last season. Despite the immense popularity of Marvel shows like Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher and The Defenders, Netflix recently cancelled them all, for reasons that still remain unclear.
Season three of Jessica Jones is due to be released on June 14th, released a poster, unveiled on Twitter earlier last week. It shows a figure in a photographer’s dark room who’s face is obscured by photos of the PI, framed by the caption: “Overrated. Overexposed. Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 3 trailer out tomorrow.”
The trailer depicts Jones going up against new nemesis Gregory Salinger (Jeremy Bobb), who, convinced Jessica is little more than a fraudulent thug, attempts to have her destroyed. Other characters from the previous two series, including Jessica’s (ex)friend Trish (Rachael Taylor) and lawyer Jerry Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss), are set to play key roles once again. Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg recently explained how the third season is due to build on the two previous ones.
“If season one and two were about her digging into her past and facing her demons and looking inwardly and backward, this season is about her now moving forward and finding her place in the world, finding her contribution to the world, and if she even has one.”
Rosenberg also claims it was a coincidence that the show dealt so presciently with themes around the #MeToo movement. Season one, which shows the psychopathic Kilgrave (played by David Tennant) using powers of mind control to manipulate and assault women, was filmed before the movement. Rosenberg maintains that it was extraordinary to “find ourselves in the middle of that and realise that we were giving voice to some people who have gone through this, and hopefully contributed to the conversation.”
The third and final season of Jessica Jones looks set to continue the conversation while bowing out in style.