Jessica Jones Reveals Season 3 Villain And Premiere Date In New Video

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Huzzah for new Jessica Jones footage! Admittedly, it's a lot more fun to dive into a superhero TV trailer whenever the show hasn't been actively cancelled already, but what can you do? In this instance, you can enjoy Netflix's first promo for Jessica Jones Season 3, which shows off not only the big new villain but also the all-too-soon premiere date.

First and foremost, let's celebrate that fans finally know when Krysten Ritter's private investigator will be making her way back to our televisions, with Jessica Jones returning for Season 3 on Friday, June 14. That's just short of five months after The Punisher Season 2 hit the streaming giant, and around four months after both of those shows were given the axe.

Now that we know when we'll see Krysten Ritter as Jessica for what's likely the last time, it's time to talk about what we'll be seeing; or who, in this case. Though Season 3 details have been all but non-existent in recent months, the teaser gives audiences our first look at the new villain, whose red motif matches well with the purplish hues of David Tennant's Kilgrave. (Who sadly won't be back in Season 3.)

Not exactly a face I'd want to wake up to every morning. The villain's identity is still currently unknown, but at least we know what he looks like, and that he'll be portrayed by actor Jeremy Bobb, who's been all over high-profile projects in recent years. Bobb has factored into such critical darlings as Netflix's own Russian Doll, Escape at Dannemora and Godless, among other shows. This new role, however, will clearly be a step in a more evil direction for Bobb.

Season 3's official synopsis won't give Jessica Jones fans all the details, but it adds more context to Jeremy Bobb's big bad.

When Jessica crosses paths with a highly intelligent psychopath, she and Trish must repair their fractured relationship and team up to take him down. But a devastating loss reveals their conflicting ideas of heroism and sets them on a collision course that will forever change them both.

Viewers will remember that in Season 2, Jessica and Trish's relationship hit some obstacles whenever Trish killed Jessica's biological mother Alisa, as portrayed by Janet McTeer. Not the easiest argument to have, but a necessary one all the same if the two women expect to take down this "highly intelligent psychopath." I'd have thought anyone considered highly intelligent would know enough to stay away from Jessica Jones' fists.

Season 3 may finally be giving Jessica Jones fans something that's been clamored for since Season 1: Trish official taking on the comic mantle of Hellcat. Season 2 left her feeling more powerful, and she'll no doubt kick off Season 3 by learning how to control her new talents. Maybe, say, by doing more in-ring training?

Without her Defenders teammates around to help with the ass-kicking, Jessica Jones could always use another super-powered personality to spice up the episodes. When diving into Jessica's past and her post-Kilgrave emotional baggage, Season 2 sometimes went soft on developing threats and stakes, so maybe having a pair of intimidating heroines at the forefront will cause the villain angle to shine more.

Outside of new villains and new monikers, another Season 3 image introduces Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker into Jessica Jones' life. Sadly, we don't get to learn much beyond what he looks like, and that he probably isn't a teetotaler. But he'll likely have an interesting role to play in her life once the season kicks off. Check him out below.

Beyond those who were already named, Jessica Jones Season 3 will also co-star The Matrix trilogy's Carrie Anne Moss, Empire's Eka Darville, Blindspot's Sarita Choudhury, Hap and Leonard's Tiffany Mack, New Amsterdam's Aneesh Sheth, Mother's Milk's Jessica Frances Dukes, and Lucifer's Rebecca De Mornay.

Jessica Jones Season 3 will join Netflix's 2019 schedule when it debuts on Friday, June 14, at 12:01 a.m. ET.

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