Defenders: Ritter Teases Jessica and Daredevil's Cat-and-Mouse Dynamic


At the end of Season One of "Marvel's Jessica Jones," we discover that while the superhero-turned-private investigator was able to get rid of Kilgrave, he was only the tip of the iceberg. Now we're starting to learn just how her detective agency will deal with the flood of business when "The Defenders" miniseries debuts this summer on Netflix.

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Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, "Jessica Jones" star Krysten Ritter explained that once “The Defenders” begins, Alias Investigations will be just as busy, if not busier.

“She’s still dealing with the aftermath of Kilgrave, and now she’s dealing with ‘success’ — and not well,” she said. “People want her to work for them, she’s getting a lot of business, and she’s not ready for any of that. She hasn’t changed, but her environment has, and there’s no handbook for how to exist in a world where you are now popular.”

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Of course, goal for Marvel’s Netflix universe is to get all of its heroes working together, which is something that’s very unappealing to Jones, according to “Defenders” showrunner Marco Ramirez. “She’s gloriously the most reluctant hero in the world," he said. "... She’s going to have to let three men into her life who she doesn’t 100 percent trust.”

Ritter said she’s already shot scenes with Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, and teased the duo will have a "cat-and-mouse" dynamic, although it’s unclear who is who in that scenario. Ritter said “it switches back and forth," and that “no one’s best friends in all of the Defenders. This is a reluctant team-up.”

Arriving this summer, the eight-episode "The Defenders" also stars Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Finn Jones as Iron Fist. Elodie Yung as Elektra and Sigourney Weaver as the mysterious antagonist Alexandra.

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