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2019 Feb 18

“Jessica Jones” Canceled By Netflix

Sadly, Netflix has made the decision to cancel “Jessica Jones”. Season three (the final season) will be airing sometime this year.

(UPDATED with Marvel Statement) EXCLUSIVE: Exactly a month after the launch of its second season on Netflix, Marvel’s The Punisher has had to bite the bullet as has Jessica Jones.

As the only two series from the TV arm of the comic giant still left on the streamer, there will be no Season 3 of the Jon Bernthal led vigilante series, I’ve learned. The completed third season of the Krysten Ritter starring Jessica Jones will still appear on the streamer but will be put on ice for good after that.

This marks the end of the multi-series, big bucks and big ambitions relationship between Marvel and Netflix that started in 2013 with the announcement of four series and a The Defenders limited series.

“Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix,” Netflix confirmed today to Deadline. “Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come,” the streamer added.

“In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” Netflix also made official this President’s Day. “We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others”. Continue reading “Jessica Jones” Canceled By Netflix

2017 Feb 17

Krysten Ritter to Write Psychological Thriller

Krysten Ritter may have been busy bringing Jessica Jones to life, but the actress also found time to write her first novel.

Titled Bonfire, the debut novel is a psychological thriller that will focus on small-town corruption as environmental lawyer Abby Williams returns to her hometown after ten years to investigate Optimal Plastics, a local company, of dumping chemicals in local water. But in the process, Abby starts digging into the years-old disappearance of a former high school bully of hers, which in turn, leads her to an even darker secret about the town.

“As a huge fan of psychological suspense novels, I was so thrilled to take on the challenge of writing my first book,” said Ritter in a statement. “This was an exciting opportunity for me to explore a character journey and really get inside the head of my protagonist, a process that has a lot in common with how I prepare to play a role.”

The novel will be published by Crown Archetype, and is scheduled for release on Nov. 7.

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2016 Apr 10

Krysten On Not Playing ‘Jessica Jones’ Like A Superhero

“I never played her like a superhero,” said Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter about the troubled, complex Super Hero during the show’s panel at Deadline’s Contenders Emmys event this morning. “When I was building the character, I felt like if I threw a punch and somebody is going through a wall because of it that was because she was so strong inside. [Her powers] was just an extension of what she really is.” She and series creator Melissa Rosenberg were on hand to discuss the critically acclaimed Netflix series, which was renewed for a second season back in January. “We were always approaching the powers as a matter-of-fact. Its simply who she is,” Rosenberg told Deadline’s Dominic Patten.

The series, which debuted in November, was a critical success particularly for the way it approached such difficult topics as gaslighting, rape, PTSD and the process by which the main character, Marvel’s first female superheroic lead, deals with them. Even so, Rosenberg said she didn’t Melissa Rosenberg, Krysten Ritter – Jessica Jonesnecessarily boil Jones down to being simply about womanhood. “It didn’t feel I was approaching it has a female character… It was really about building a character, not being defined by her gender” but “informed by it.”

Ritter said she particularly loved how Jones was “informed… by her past, how vulnerable she is, how strong, how powerful she is. Also she’s very cool… there are so many layers for me to play as an actor.” Ritter also cited the show’s emphasis on character development instead of simple action. “There was so much quiet. Some of my favorite moments are when Jessica is alone at her house and how she relates to a whiskey bottle.” Rosenberg, who has worked on multiple platforms from network television to features (the Twilight series and The O.C) gave credit to the Netflix format for those moments. “Its a different perimeter, you’re really able to dig into the story you’re telling a 13-hour movie esstentially. It opens up the storytelling and there’s a lot of story.”

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2014 May 10

NBC Orders Krysten Ritter Series “Mission Control”

Krysten Ritter, of Breaking Bad and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 fame, is officially returning to television. NBC picked up her comedy Mission Control, in which she’ll star as a female engineer facing some old-fashioned sexism in the male-dominated 1960s space program. The show, produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions, is expected to have their signature Anchorman vibe.

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2014 Feb 20

Krysten Ritter to Star in NBC’s Astronaut Comedy

Congrats Krysten!

She’ll also be credited as a producer on the single-camera entry from exec producer Will Ferrell.

Krysten Ritter is ready to go to the moon for NBC.

The Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 alum is near a deal to play the starring role in the network’s period space comedy Mission Control, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The workplace ensemble comedy, from executive producer Will Ferrell, is set in 1962 and in the tone of Anchorman. The single-camera comedy examines what happens when a strong woman butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon.

Ritter will star as Mary, the tough girl and head engineer who leads the Apollo team at Mission Control at the NASA Manned Space Center (in 1965). She’s a woman in a man’s world who is super-smart, brisk without being brusque and immensely capable without losing her feminine appeal. When Tom Stone is brought in to add balance to Mission Control, Mary sees it as a sexist attempt to undercut everything she has done.

avid Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will pen the script and executive produce the Universal Television comedy alongside Gary Sanchez Productions’ Adam McKay and Ferrell. Ritter will also be credited as a producer on the comedy. She joins a cast that also includes Malcolm Barrett and Jonathan Slavin.

Ritter’s credits include Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, Search Party, Listen Up Philip, Asthma and Rob Thomas’ upcoming Veronica Mars feature film, reprising her role from the TV series. She’s repped by WME, Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management and Bloom Hergott.

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