Marvel fans have been dismayed to hear that its Netflix properties, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher have all been cancelled – but Jessica Jones star – and Tenth Doctor actor – David Tennant has a more positive take on events.
Tennant played antagonist, Kilgrave primarily in the show’s first season, but briefly returned for Season 2. He says:
“I don’t really regard it as a cancellation so much as something having the life that it should have. Three seasons of that story is great. Rather than thinking of it as something that was canceled, I think of it as something that had three seasons that will live in the memory.”
It’s true that we’re used to popular shows carrying on for an extended period of time, and that sometimes we can forget that a finite narrative is a good thing. However, this partly comes from its audience consisting largely of comic fans – and those characters generally do go on and on. Even characters who famously died have returned in some shape or form, including the original Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell, for those keeping score, has been seen in the Realm of the Dead and in Chaos War) and Gwen Stacy, a parallel version of whom has made it to the big screen in Into the Spider-Verse.
Indeed, it’s been rumoured that the deceased Kilgrave would be back for Jessica Jones Season 3, but David sadly says otherwise.
Jessica Jones Season 3 is due to stream on Netflix later this year.