Jessica Jones Season 2 Spoilers

Jessica Jones Recruits Janet McTeer for Crucial, Top-Secret Season 2 Role

Jessica Jones is about to have her world rocked by an Academy Award nominee.

Janet McTeer (The White Queen, Damages) is joining the series in its second season, Netflix and Marvel announced Thursday, playing an “undisclosed character who will have an enormous impact on Jessica’s life.”

“We couldn’t possibly be more excited to work with Ms. McTeer for our second season,” series creator/EP Melissa Rosenberg said in a statement. “Her gravitas and authenticity are the perfect ingredients for all we’re trying to create this year. She disappears into roles, gives her characters extraordinary dimension and depth. We’re incredibly fortunate to be able to collaborate with her.”

McTeer is a two-time Academy Award nominee for her work in 1999’s Tumbleweeds (for which she won a Golden Globe) and 2011’s Albert Nobbs. The actress has also been thrice nominated at the Globes and once more for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Earlier this week, Netflix released a sneaky little teaser for its upcoming Defenders series — which unites characters from several of its existing Marvel shows, including Jessica Jones — premiering Aug. 18.

How do you think McTeer’s yet-unnamed character will factor into Jessica’s hectic world? Drop a comment with your theories below.

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  1. AB says:

    Excited for this show’s return. Daredevil really took a dive with S2 so hopefully this avoids the sophomore slump.

    • Samantha S says:

      So far, of all the Marvel Netflix shows, I feel JJ had the best villain, which I feel made it the best show. I hope they can find another compelling adversary for Jessica to keep the quality up. They also need a good storyline for Trish, who is a great character but needed a better A storyline for herself.

      • Joey says:

        That’s not to say that the Kingpin wasn’t a great villain on Daredevil, but Kilgrave was terrifying.

        • Bill says:

          KiLgrave and Kingpin were great, from there it’s a bit rocky. Shades in Luke Cage was probably the worst, maybe bc I can’t stand that actor. And even tho I actually enjoyed Iron fist, the villains were bad

  2. Boiler says:

    It has been so long since this show’s first season was on I had almost forgotten about it. Yet we continue to see new stuff that is crap coming out of Netflix

  3. HAP says:

    I will never forget McTeer’s work with a very young Emmy Rossum in the 2000 movie Songcatcher.

  4. Cate says:

    Janet McTeer is a wonderful actress – also very tall! She’d make an awesome baddie. 😀