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Jessica Jones Digs into Her Past in the New Trailer for Season Two

The hard-drinking, super strong detective returns to Netflix on March 8.

by VICE Staff
Feb 7 2018, 5:43pm

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It's been more than two years since we saw hard-drinking Marvel detective Jessica Jones take on her nemesis in a gritty superhero saga that confronted sexual assault, control, and trauma. Now, the super strong PI is back in an all-new trailer for the show's upcoming second season, and she's out to find answers about her past.

Unlike season one, there's the absence of one big bad villain in the new trailer. Instead we see Jones trying to connect the dots of her origin story, Charlie Kelly–style, and creeping around dark laboratory-looking hallways and having flashbacks of undergoing "horrific experiments" after her family's death. In the midst of trying to figure out how she got her abilities, Jones reconnects with Trish and Malcolm, takes on some professional competition, and kicks plenty of ass along the way.

But it doesn't look like our titular heroine is completely free of Kilgrave's clutches. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg said that Jones's mind-controlling rapist will be coming back in some shape or form this season.

"He's such a part of her construction and her dilemma. I think just having him come back and be that mirror again is really important," she said. "She was somewhat of a mess even before Kilgrave came into her life, so [season 2] is about digging deeper into that chaos and peeling back those layers."

All 13 episodes of the forthcoming season, which were all directed by female filmmakers, are slated to hit Netflix on March 8. Until then, check out the full season two trailer above.

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