Jessica Jones season 3 on Netflix: New trailer, photos and release date revealed
The hard-drinking superhero detective returns June 14, and a new enemy wants her dead. Here's everything we know so far.
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Warning: Possible spoilers ahead for Marvel's Jessica Jones.
Some superheroes would rather blend in and drink at bars in peace. But superpowered, sarcastic New York private detective Jessica Jones never seems to get her wish to be left alone. She's suffered through childhood trauma, sexual assault and murder. And in season 3, debuting on Netflix June 14, we'll see Jones go head-to-head with a new adversary.
Marvel Entertainment and Netflix released the new trailer for season 3 of Jessica Jones on June 6, revealing more footage of Jones drinking, fighting and having a few choice words with the new villain, named Gregory Salinger (Jeremy Bobb).
In the new trailer, Salinger calls to tells her, "Jessica Jones, you're a cheater. You were given every advantage. Allowed to make mistake after mistake. You can't control yourself. You have no discipline, just brute force. I want you to die."
Marvel Entertainment and Netflix also posted on Twitter and Youtube a teaser trailer for season 3 on May 28, announcing the series release date of June 14. The trailer description said, "Sometimes not even 'heroes' can save themselves."
On May 23, star Krysten Ritter shared a short video on Instagram of herself as Jessica Jones drinking at a bar, and wrote in the caption that season 3 would be "coming soon."
Ritter plays the eponymous Jessica Jones, a hard-drinking private investigator with superhuman strength. She's joined by best friend and adoptive sister Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor), who aspires to be a hero like Jones.
Then there's powerful attorney Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss), who sometimes hires Jess for her services, for better or worse.
"I knew I wanted to have at least half our directors be women and people of color, and as we began to book them, it became clear there were so many of them. I wasn't discovering anyone. These were all seasoned pros, and it just kind of grew into this. But I'm glad this really made an impact of normalizing it," Rosenberg, the executive producer, told Variety.
Though season 3 directors have yet to be announced, chances are we'll be seeing more female directors take charge of future episodes.
What we know about the plot
In season 1, we're introduced to Jones sometime after her experience with Kilgrave, a villain who uses mind control and who raped her as well as forced her against her will to murder. In season 2, we see Jones coming to terms with her childhood trauma and her real mother.
Now in season 3, when Jones crosses paths with a highly intelligent psychopath named Gregory Salinger, she and Walker must repair their fractured friendship to join forces and take him down. But when a tragic loss reveals Jones' and Walker's conflicting ideas of what it means to be a hero, it sets them on a collision course that'll change them both forever.
Rosenberg told the Los Angeles Times that season 3 aspires "to do something different again. We've delved a lot into her past -- maybe this time, we'll focus on ... it's wide open. We can really do anything."
Some theories (based on the comics)
In the comics, Jones went to high school with Peter Parker (Spider-Man), and her father worked for Tony Stark (Iron Man). So while fans already got a glimpse of Jones' horrific childhood car accident in season 2, the series has yet to connect her past with other Marvel characters from the Avengers.
Also in the original comics, Jones and Cage are married with a daughter named Danielle (who's surprisingly named after their fellow Defender, the very annoying Danny Rand aka Iron Fist). It'd be great to see Jones and Cage reconnect in season 3, since Cage is nowhere to be found in season 2.
The couple's nanny in the comics is none other than Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl), who also happens to be a character in the upcoming TV series Marvel's New Warriors. Fingers crossed Marvel sees fit to add the unusual superhero nanny if Cage and Jones do have a child in season three of Jessica Jones.
Now that Walker has superpowers thanks to an incident at the end of season 2, fans might finally get to see her as her superhero alter-ego Hellcat from the original Marvel comics.
This opens up an interesting season 3 plot idea of regular humans trying to find ways to get superpowers like Walker did. Plus, Walker's egomaniacal quest to be the best superhero ever might really rub Jones the wrong way, especially since Walker accused her of being a coward for not using her powers more to save people in trouble.
"Walker is a character that has a lot of ambition and a lot of appetite," Taylor told Den of Geek. "I think in some way she's quite coveted of the powers that Jones has. Walker really wants to matter. She wants to do more. She wants to be more than what she is."
And then there's the not-so-adoring public when it comes to superheroes. In season 2, we already see both the police force, Jones' building manager and perfect strangers treat Jones like a dangerous freak because she's known to have superpowers.
This powered-people discrimination from normal humans will probably be more of a plot point in season 3, especially now that superheroes have been outed after the very public actions of the Avengers.