Jessica Jones is returning to Netflix this year for its third and final season, the last Marvel series remaining on the streaming giant before Disney+ becomes the new home for original Marvel programming. It also appears that one of the most popular characters from the first two seasons won't be around for the final outing.
David Tennant spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the series and his villain Kilgrave. Although he wasn't directly quoted about Kilgrave's Season 3 status, the outlet affirmed that "The actor and other sources confirmed that Kilgrave does not appear the upcoming third season of the show."
While he died in Season 1, the actor returned for Season 2 as a hallucination, leaving many fans wondering if he might be back for the third season as well, continuing to haunt Jessica Jones. Sadly, it appears that's not the case.
This follows showrunner Melissa Rosenberg teasing fans with the idea that they have "Not quite" seen the end of Kilgrave yet in the world of Jessica Jones.
Tennant also said he didn't have a problem with the show ending after three seasons, regardless of the reasons behind it. According to the actor, three seasons is a great length to tell a story and there is no reason to feel bad that it won't live on for a fourth.
“I don’t really regard it as a cancellation so much as something having the life that it should have," he said. "Three seasons of that story is great. Rather than thinking of it as something that was canceled, I think of it as something that had three seasons that will live in the memory.”
Marvel has admitted there is always a chance the Netflix series' could return one day in the future, but there are no guarantees.
Tennant himself is starring next in the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett adaptation Good Omens with Michael Sheen. Tennant portrays Crowley, a demon who loves living on Earth so much that he is willing to stop the oncoming apocalypse to maintain it.
Streaming now on Netflix, Jessica Jones Season 2 is executive produced by Melissa Rosenberg with Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, and 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. The show's third and final season is expected to arrive this summer.