Netflix revealed the first 15-second teaser for Jessica Jones Season 3 this week. It silently marks the end of an era; the last season of Marvel’s Anything to premiere on the streamer.
The whole Disney-Marvel-Netflix partnership began with such promise: use the Netflix platform to tell dark and gritty stories that you can’t do in the mass-market Cinematic Universe. Launch four shows (eventually five) and have the characters team up in a special event, just like the big boys onscreen. It sounded like a foolproof plan, especially when the shows started strong.
But subsequent seasons would dip in quality, the later shows would never actually BE good, and the much-ballyhooed crossover, The Defenders, felt lacking and anticlimactic. None of these factors helped, but the shifting business landscape dealt the final blow: Disney and Netflix are breaking up, and pooling all their resources into helping themselves, not each other.
We wish we could claim that this corner of the Marvel Universe will go out strong, but based on how Season 2 of Jessica Jones went, it’s not a sure bet. Here’s what to expect:
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.
Jessica Jones returns, one last time, June 14.