It sounds as if Marvel TV’s Defenders might be a one-and-done.
Today sees the release of Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 which sees Krysten Ritter promoting the series in an interview with Vulture where she is asked about Defenders. Krysten Ritter makes it known she thinks there won’t be a Defenders Season 2, but at the same time she adds that there was never intended to be a second season:
What did you make of the critical response to The Defenders?
Well, I think Jessica was pretty well received. People were excited to see her again, so that made us happy because Jessica is the next up. Y’know, I had a great time doing The Defenders and honestly, it was such a good experience that I would even do it again. I don’t think we are doing it again. It was never intentioned to do it again, but, you know, if I was given another opportunity, I would. My heart is with my show because of the subject matter and because of the great drama that we get to do and the personal issues that we explore. For me, that is more the type of content that I enjoy as a viewer and as a performer. My heart is in Jessica Jones, but I did have a great time doing The Defenders with the guys. We had a good time. It is what it is.
As noted, Marvel TV’s Defenders wasn’t all that highly received by critics (and fans, too). I thought the series could have been a lot better, and I did note in my review I felt Jessica Jones was the best of the bunch.
Jessica Jones Season 2 is currently streaming on Netflix.