When Is ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 3 Coming to Netflix?
Netflix may have canceled Jessica Jones, but fans will get one last chance to see the snarky superhero fight crime in the Big Apple. The final season of the Marvel show, which stars Krysten Ritter as the titular detective, is coming to the streaming service in June.
Jessica Jones Season 3 premieres June 14
Season 3 of Jessica Jones arrives on Netflix on Friday, June 14. All 13 episodes of the series will be available for streaming, making for the perfect Father’s Day weekend binge-watch.
Netflix has released a 30-second teaser for the new season. It doesn’t reveal much, but it does feature a creepy voice declaring Jessica Jones a fraud and a cheater. There’s also a brief glimpse of this season’s villain.
The streaming service also shared this description of the upcoming season: “When Jessica (Krysten Ritter) crosses paths with a highly intelligent psychopath, she and Trish (Rachael Taylor) must repair their fractured relationship and team up to take him down. But a devastating loss reveals their conflicting ideas of heroism and sets them on a collision course that will forever change them both.”
This season’s cast also includes Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darvill, Benjamin Walker, Jeremy Bobb, Sarita Choudhury, Tiffany Mack, Jessica Frances Dukes, Aneesh Sheth, and Rebecca DeMornay.
Why was Jessica Jones canceled?
While the cancellation of Jessica Jones was a disappointment for fans, it didn’t come as a huge surprise. Before Netflix axed Jessica Jones and The Punisher in February, it has already canceled its other Marvel shows: Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage.
Back in 2013, Netflix and Marvel announced a deal that would see the streaming service producing original shows based on Marvel’s Defenders characters. But Disney, Marvel’s parent, later decided to move ahead with its own streaming service, Disney+, which will launch in November 2019. Eventually, movies like Avengers: Infinity War, will be pulled from Netflix and moved to Disney+.
While the terms of the initial deal with Marvel meant that Netflix could have kept the Defenders shows alive, it opted not to do that. The cost of producing the shows combined with declining viewership and the tense relationship with Disney may all have been factors in Jessica Jones and the other series being canceled, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Is this really the end of Jessica Jones?
Netflix has pulled the plug on Jessica Jones, but is it possible that it could find a new life on some other streaming service or network? That’s unlikely, at least in the near future.
According to Variety, the original Netflix-Marvel deal prevents any characters from Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Daredevil from appearing in a non-Netflix show or movie for two years after their cancellation. And IndieWire reports that Disney has been told that it shouldn’t even start developing new shows with those characters until the two-year mark passes. That means any new shows would be several years away, at a minimum.
In the meantime, all seasons of Jessica Jones and the other Defenders shows will still be streaming on Netflix.
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