Following on from the huge success of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, it seems as if the bosses at Netflix will be forced to perform a U-turn on their previous intentions to release just two Marvel TV shows per year.
Speaking in an interview with Digital Spy, Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter revealed the studio's plans to shoot the second series of her show at the same time as the highly anticipated first season of The Defenders, which will cross over with Jessica Jones.
Ritter elaborated on the preparation for the role, saying, "It's about to be a serious undertaking. I'm starting my physical training - lots of weight training and boxing."
Discussing her character's history with Power Man and the possibility of her returning to Luke Cage, Ritter said:
"Marvel have this grand plan. Luke Cage will come out, then Iron Fist. In terms of scheduling I don't know how it will all come out and I can't even tell you if I've filmed Luke Cage. But I'm excited for Mike to have his own show. I know the tone of that show is going to be very different. We couldn't expose a lot of Luke's back story because he was getting his own show, so we explored him through Jessica's point of view. I think that helped give him mystery and tees up his show."
Understandably, Ritter herself is keen to get back to Jessica Jones and see where her character goes next, especially in light of the many unanswered questions and open doors left at the end of season one.
"Kilgrave was her reason for getting up every morning. Saving people gave her purpose. I wonder how emotionally taxed she's going to be now. That opens a lot of doors as to who will come out and play. We all live in the same universe, so there are endless possibilities."
While it will be some time before season 2 of Jessica Jones and the premiere of The Defenders hit television screens, Luke Cage is set to premiere on Netflix on September 30th 2016 ,closely followed by Iron Fist. The streaming service looks set to expand the MCU even further over the coming months and years.