Netflix confirms Jessica Jones Season 2 – and other series’ release dates
Staff Reporter | On 17, Jan 2016
Jessica Jones will return for a second season.
Netflix confirmed that the superhero series – which was ranked our number one TV show of 2015 – will get a second run this afternoon, at a panel during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour.
That’s one of 14 panels taking place for Netflix’s range of original shows, as the streaming giant continues to expand its slate. Indeed, the company said that it will spend around $5 billion on original content in 2016.
That drive to produce more and more video sparked rumours this weekend that The Punisher might get his own spin-off series from Marvel’s Daredevil, which returns in March. While that rumour is still unconfirmed, it only emphasised the lack of news regarding Jessica Jones, which had showed no signs of a renewal since its superb first run.
Fortunately, we can now put any fears to rest, as Hell’s Kitchen’s best (or at least most drunk) private eye will officially be back for more anti-heroic adventures. Netflix hasn’t confirmed the cast for the new season yet, but Chief Content Office Ted Sarandos said it won’t premiere until after The Defenders’ first season, due to crossover nature of the Marvel series.
“The complex [part] is really running into The Defenders. [That] production schedule will affect a lot of the season 2 and season 3 outputs,” he commented.
Netflix also announced release dates for several other titles set for release this year. They include Flaked, Will Arnett’s new show, which will premiere on on 11th March. The serio-comic story of a long-time resident of the insular world of Venice, California, it sees Arnett’s Chip fall for the object of his best friend’s fascination.
The first 10 episodes of The Ranch, starring Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, will premiere on 1st April. Lost & Found Music Studios, a live action series about teenage musicians, will debut on the same day.
April will also see the arrival of Kong: King of the Apes, a new animated TV series for kids, on Friday 15th, and (on the same day) the return of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a second season.
May is Marseille month, as Netflix’s first French original series – a political thriller starring Gerard Depardieu – debuts on Friday 6th May, the same day as Grace and Frankie’s second season.
In June, the vocabulary-building show from The Jim Henson Company, Word Party, arrives on Friday 3rd, with Orange Is the New Black returning for Season 4 on Friday 17th June.
Summer, meanwhile, will welcome Stranger Things, the new eight-part supernatural drama from Wayward Pines creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer. That will premiere on Friday 15th July. In August, Baz Luhrmann’s music drama The Get Down will deliver the blockbuster goods, with part one (the first six episodes) strutting its stuff on Friday 12th August.
For a complete guide to every Netflix original title coming in 2016, head this way.