Surprise! Kilgrave is back from the dead. Well, sort of.
Entertainment Weekly has today unveiled a brand new photo from the upcoming second season of Marvel/Netflix’s Jessica Jones, in which Krysten Ritter’s whip-smart private eye stands alongside her long-time adversary, Kilgrave (David Tennant). Further details on the actor’s involvement haven’t been revealed just yet, but we imagine he’ll feature via flashbacks to Jessica’s tormented past. After all, Ritter’s reluctant hero did put an end to Kilgrave’s mind-bending reign of terror – exorcizing her own demons in the process – during the thrilling finale of Jessica Jones season 1.
Chalk that up as speculation for now, as like we said above, plot details are scarce at the moment. Still, if one thing’s for certain, it’s that given the fact that Kilgrave is arguably one of the better Marvel villains across screens both big and small, seeing David Tennant back in Hell’s Kitchen ought to leave fans weak at the knees.
Flanked by newcomers Leah Gibson (Typhoid Mary?) and J.R. Ramirez as two series regulars, Jessica Jones is expected to return to the streaming service sometime next year. When exactly in 2018 the show will be with us remains unknown, but with the marketing machine now starting to heat up, it shouldn’t be too much longer before we learn that information.
In the meantime, there are also new helpings of Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist to look forward to in the near future, the latter of which has since drafted in a new showrunner in the form of Raven Metzner ahead of its own second season. As always, watch this space for more.