Why Marvel’s Jessica Jones Isn’t Coming Back for Season 4

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Will there be a Jessica Jones season 4? The first 13 episodes of the TV series Marvel’s Jessica Jones was released on Netflix in November 2015. It serves as a sequel to the DaredevilI, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist series.

It’s based on Marvel Comics’ character, Jessica Jones, an ex-superhero who opens her own detective agency. The first season was well-received by critics and audiences, but its popularity declined as the series continued. By the end of the third season’s production, Netflix had cancelled the TV show, meaning the service would not renew it for a fourth season.

Cancellation of Jessica Jones

Krysten Ritter plays the titular Jessica while supporting cast members include Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Rachael Taylor as Patricia (Trish) Walker. These characters are Jessica’s best friends and are also her love interest and sister, respectively. The cast was also joined by David Tennant as Kilgrave. Kilgrave is the villain of the story who also caused Jessica to quit her career as a superhero.

Critics praised Tennant, in particular,  for his performance in the series. Though he did appear in episodes after season one, he was no longer a main cast member. Some people have speculated that his absence caused the decline in quality that later seasons saw. Others believe that Disney’s 2019 launch of its own streaming service led to the cancellation.

The series ran for three seasons in total, with the final season being released in its entirety in June 2019. The cancellation was disappointing news for those of us who watched Jessica learn, grow, and fight to overcome her past. Fortunately for us, Disney+ has not ruled out the possibility that they’ll renew the series.

Superhero Turned Private Investigator

Obviously, the realism in this television series is limited by the fact that many characters have superpowers. Still, some elements of the story are surprisingly true to life.

For example, Jeri Hogarth (Carrie Anne Moss) is an associate of Jessica’s. As a lawyer, Jeri employs Jessica to do detective work for her. This arrangement is much like the relationship we have with our legal clients.

On the other hand, the show exaggerates some aspects of our industry for the sake of drama. We don’t believe that a realistic depiction of private investigators would be terribly exciting. If Jessica didn’t do unprofessional things, like drinking on the job or breaking the law, then the show probably wouldn’t be worth watching.

The End of the Series

It doesn’t look like the Jessica Jones season 4 release date is going to come. At least, it’s not coming in this incarnation of the show. The series is still available to stream on Netflix.

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