Only a few days ago, "Jessica Jones" showrunner Melissa Rosenberg opened up a bit about what's in store for the acclaimed Marvel-Netflix series' upcoming second season, most notably that the storylines will begin to diverge from Brian Michael Bendis' and Michael Gaydos' comic book source material. Today, in an interview with EW, Rosenberg continued to tease out more for fans about what to expect for future episodes, particularly the development of character relationships, and where to go from Kilgrave.
"I'm interested in continuing to explore the relationship between Trish and Jessica. That is the core relationship in the piece. It is about female friendship, it is about how friends evolve," she said. "That's what's interesting to me, is Jessica in relationship to people."
Earlier in the interview, Rosenberg explained that it wasn't their initial intention for the show to make statements on the nature of feminism, domestic violence, and the issue of consent.
"...I think the minute you intend to do that, you're stepping up on a soap box. If you're digging into the dark side of the human psyche and all the different experiences we go through, and as women we go through, you're going to find those things. If you treat them honestly and with respect, you're also going to hit social issues," she said.
Near the end of the interview, Rosenberg was clear to note the possibility of "antagonists, plural" when asked about what's in store post-Kilgrave.
"No one is ever going to beat David Tennant as Kilgrave, so you don't do that. The biggest mistake would be to try to repeat that. You just go, 'OK, we're not doing that, so we have this open to us.'"
Of course, mum's the word on who might create problems for Ms. Jones in Season 2. Fans will have to wait a bit longer as more information comes in from the second season, which is set to premiere in 2018. The next Marvel-Netflix series, "Luke Cage," will debut on September 30; check out the latest trailer here.