Following the cancellations of Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil, the writing was on the wall for Netflix's Marvel TV series. Punisher and Jessica Jones both had seasons forthcoming, but it was clear they would end. After the former hit the streaming service, both shows were, indeed, canceled.
In an interview with Deadline, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg explained how the likely cancellation of her series affected the production of Season 3. "...We realized that, oh, Netflix was canceling the Marvel shows and we would definitely be next," she said. "So we had a ton of time to come to a satisfying end. It was really great, you know? We all kind of ended up leaving together and bringing it to a conclusion that felt was right to us."
When asked if this was the conclusion for the show she wanted, she replied, "You know, the series, in my mind, as we would go through each season, the ending in my mind would constantly evolve. So by the time we got to the middle of Season 3, the writing it and breaking it, it became clear where it was headed and what we wanted to do. Each character kind of told us in some way where they wanted to go."
"I feel like it’s three acts of a play, you know? It’s really a complete journey for all the characters, not just Jessica," she continued. "I have to tell you, I feel incredibly proud of what was done. It did feel like it was a full story. It was a complete story and arc for our character. So that it ended was really right I think. It was serendipitous in a way."
While many fans are holding out hope Disney+ might revive the shows in the future, Rosenberg is moving on to a deal at Warner Bros., so she probably won't be along for the ride if the show does return.
Streaming now on Netflix, Jessica Jones Season 3 stars Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Benjamin Walker, Jeremy Bobb, Sarita Choudhury and Rebecca De Mornay.