The first full-length trailer for Jessica Jones season 2 has arrived, and one thing is extremely clear: she's not doing great. After her wins in the first season and The Defenders, the hard-drinking superpowered private investigator (Krysten Ritter) is eager to disappear back into the shadows, but her public fame and troubled past won't allow that.
"My whole family was killed in a car accident. Someone did horrific experiments on me, and all this super-vigilante shit keeps coming at me," Jones complains to her best friend, radio host Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor), likely with a drink in her out-of-frame hand. She wants to keep the past buried despite having questions, but Walker persuades her that "just knowing what was done to you might help you".
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The trailer states that Jones isn't the only one of her kind, with Jones questioning the unnamed character being played by Janet McTeer: "How many others are there like me?" On the business side of things, she's having to deal with an acquisition offer from a rival (Terry Chen). "I never take no for an answer," Chen's character says at one point, to which Jones snarkily replies: "How rapey of you."
Chen's character isn't just a P.I. rival, it seems though, given we see him later fighting it out with both Jones and Walker. Fans have been waiting for the latter to become the hero – Hellcat – she is in the comics, and there are obvious hints that something of that sort will happen. "Jessica might not want a sidekick, but she needs one," Walker says off-screen.
We'll have to wait till March 8 to find out, when Jessica Jones season 2 hits Netflix. Expectations are high from the show's second season, given the first season remains the best of the lot Marvel-Netflix have given us, and the fact that recent outings have not been good enough.