There’s a new Disney princess in town ― at least, according to Krysten Ritter.
Last week, the actress took to Instagram to mark the arrival of Jessica Jones on Disney+. In her post, which features a photo of herself as the titular superhero, the actress called her character a “Disney princess” and encouraged her followers to watch or rewatch the Marvel series on its new streaming home.
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Though Marvel is owned by Disney, Jessica Jones is technically not a Disney princess. As avid fans know, the Disney Princess franchise, also called Princess Line, only includes 12 specific characters from the company’s animated films, and these are Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, and Moana.
It appears that Ritter only called Jessica Jones a Disney princess, because her eponymous series is now included in the content library of Disney+, where both animated and live-action Disney Princess movies are also streaming.
Jessica Jones’ Disney+ debut
Jessica Jones ran for three seasons on Netflix from 2015 to 2019. But despite being branded as a “Netflix Original,” Jessica Jones was actually licensed to Netflix from Disney. Jessica Jones, together with other Marvel Netflix series Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders, was available to stream on Netflix until the end of last February.
But on March 1st, Jessica Jones and the rest of Marvel Netflix series were removed from Netflix due to Disney regaining the rights for the shows. Fast-forward to March 16th, all the Marvel Netflix series made their Disney+ debut in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. They will also be available on Disney+ in other markets by the end of the year.
Though the arrival of Marvel Netflix series on Disney+ has caused some people to call out Disney for adding mature content to its once family-friendly streaming platform, the company actually introduced new parental controls in the U.S., allowing subscribers to ensure their children don’t see anything that they don’t want them to. The said parental controls already exist in other regions that have the Star content hub, such as in the U.K.
What is Jessica Jones about?
Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Jessica Jones (Ritter) centers on the titular former superhero who opens her own detective agency. In season 1, Jessica must stop Kilgrave (David Tennant), a man from her past who can control minds. In season 2, Jessica discovers that her mother is still alive due to the experiments done by Karl Malus (Callum Keith Rennie). Lastly, in season 3, Jessica faces off against her adoptive-sister-turned-murderous-vigilante Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) and Gregory Sallinger (Jeremy Bobb), an enemy who is determined to prove that Jessica is a fraud.
Will there be a season 4 of Jessica Jones?
The arrival of Jessica Jones to Disney+ doesn’t necessarily mean that the streamer will renew it for a brand-new season. But since characters from the Marvel Netflix series have started to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe lately, it won’t be surprising if Disney+ decides to revive Jessica Jones and other Marvel Netflix series in the future.