Well, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is that Jessica Jones Season 3 is already in production. The bad news is that the show’s creator and showrunner, Melissa Rosenberg, is leaving as soon as its done to go work for Warner Bros.
Now, unlike other shows where the departure of a showrunner is a deadly blow, there are probably tons of directors chomping at the bit to get on Jessica Jones. Rosenberg is leaving for Warner Bros. TV, after an eight-figure bid, and is working to develop new television shows under one of its indie facets.
“All of my attention remains with the extraordinary cast, writers and production team of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, until the completion of season three,” Rosenberg tells The Hollywood Reporter. “It continues to be a career highlight working with my partners at Marvel Television and Netflix. We’re extraordinarily grateful to the viewers who have supported us every step of the way on Jessica’s journey… As I look ahead after this season, I’m thrilled that I will be able to explore new projects with the talented team at Warner Bros. Television and push myself in new challenging creative directions.”
But hey, the news is not all bad. It turns out that not only is star Krysten Ritter coming back to don the leather jacket, but also will be directing an episode.
“I am beyond thrilled to make my directorial debut on Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” Ritter said in a statement. “The entire crew and cast has become family to me, and I’m so appreciative of the opportunity to work with our incredible team in this new way. I am so grateful that Melissa Rosenberg, Jeph Loeb, Marvel, and Netflix entrusted me to take the reins.”
There’s no set date for Jessica Jones Season 3 to premiere on Netflix, but it looks like it’ll probably makes its debut in late 2019.