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"Jessica Jones" Showrunner Gives "Defenders" Update

When Netflix's Marvel Television shows were announced back in 2013, it was made clear that "Daredevil," "Jessica Jones," "Luke Cage" and "Iron Fist" would lead to a miniseries called "Defenders," using the old-school Marvel title for a street-level "Avengers"-type team-up.

In an interview with Deadline, "Marvel's Jessica Jones" showrunner Melissa Rosenberg discussed how much the knowledge that "Defenders" would hit at some point in the future affected the show's plotting -- turns out, not very much.

"Truthfully, no one knows where it was going to end up, and we certainly didn't putting together 'Jessica Jones,'" Rosenberg said. "It's funny because it didn't play in at all, except that occasionally us writers in the room would go, 'Gosh, I wonder if the story we just came up for that there's no room for in our series, maybe The Defenders can use it.'"

Rosenberg further stated that "there is a plan" for what "Defenders" will be, but she's not a part of it, and though it all connects, "each series exists in its own world."

Yet that doesn't mean Rosenberg isn't thinking about the future of Jessica Jones, played on screen by Krysten Ritter. In the same interview, she also shared some thoughts on a potential season 2, making it clear it's something she's thought about -- she said she's "love" to come back for a second round -- even if it's not yet official.

"She ends in a very different place than she started off," Rosenberg said. "She's still going to be Jessica Jones -- that is not going to change. She will continue to drink and make mistakes, and accidentally drop people onto train tracks, but something has changed for her by the end of this season, and I'd just love to explore that in the second season."

The full 13-episode first season of "Marvel's Jessica Jones" debuts on Netflix this Friday, Nov. 20.

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