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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Taken a few weeks back at the table read for our SERIES FINALE. I love these people to the moon and back. It has been a dream to play Jessica alongside my amazing cast and the best crew in the business for these past 5 years. I am so grateful for every second of it. We have THE BEST fans. You guys mean the world to me and I appreciate you beyond words. The final season of #JessicaJones is coming later this year and I am proud of how we complete JJ’s journey. I can’t wait for you all to see it. Stay tuned and more to come. 💪🏻🖤 (Also my creator/ showrunner/ partner/ bff @melissa.rosenberg is totally wearing a #krystenknitter original ☺️☺️) @rachaelmaytaylor @ekadarville @carrieannemoss @netflix @marvelsjessicajones @marvel
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.
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.