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Jessica Jones: Krysten Ritter Responds to Series Cancellation News

Fans were rocked earlier today by the news that Netflix was cancelling both The Punisher and Jessica Jones, months before the latter season even premiered its third season on the premium streaming service.

In a post on her Instagram account, star Krysten Ritter commented publicly for the first time on the Marvel Cinematic Universe series' cancellation, thanking the cast, crew and fans for the opportunity to portray the super-powered detective for the past five years.

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Announced by Netflix earlier today, the joint cancellations of The Punisher and Jessica Jones marks the end of the streaming service offering original MCU content following cancellations of Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil late last year.

Ritter starred as the popular Marvel character, first created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos in 2001's Alias #1, in all three seasons of the Netflix series as well as the crossover miniseries The Defenders. While no official premiere date for the third and final season has been announced, it is expected sometime in early summer and marks Ritter's directorial debut.

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Streaming now on Netflix, Jessica Jones Season 2 is executive produced by Melissa Rosenberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. The series stars Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Rachael Taylor as Patricia “Trish” Walker, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, J. R. Ramirez as Oscar Arocho, Terry Chen as Pryce Cheng, Leah Gibson as Inez Green, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth and Janet McTeer.

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