'Jessica Jones' Season 2 Timeline Explained: Netflix Marvel Shows In Order

Jessica Jones Season 2, the first Netflix Marvel series to premiere since crossover spectacle The Defenders, is also the series with the largest gap between seasons. It's been two and a half years since we've caught up with Jessica Jones one-on-one. So when exactly does Jessica Jones Season 2 take place? Jessica Jones star Rachael Taylor tells Newsweek's Player.One it's been six months to a year since The Defenders, but before we get into the nitty gritty, let's breakdown the overall Marvel-Netflix timeline.

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How much time between Jessica Jones Seasons 1 and 2? Netflix / Marvel

Marvel Netflix Ordered Timeline: What Shows To Watch Before And After Jessica Jones Season 2

Daredevil Season 1 (April 2015)

Jessica Jones Season 1 (November 2015)

Daredevil Season 2 (March 2016)

Luke Cage Season 1 (September 2016)

Iron Fist Season 1 (March 2017)

The Defenders (August 2017)

The Punisher (November 2017)

Jessica Jones Season 2 (March 8, 2018)

Luke Cage Season 2 (June 22, 2018)

In production:

Daredevil Season 3 (TBD)

Iron Fist Season 2 (TBD)

The Punisher Season 2 (TBD)

Jessica Jones Season 2 & Marvel Netflix Timeline Explained

Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Iron Fist all parted ways after The Defenders. The second season of Jessica Jones does begin after the whole ordeal that left Daredevil missing in action beneath a skyscraper's worth of rubble after The Defenders finale. But even though the first season of Jessica Jones premiered all the way back in November 2015, it hasn't been two and a half years in Marvel-Netflix time.

"I remember Melissa [Rosenberg] telling us it has been about six months to a year since The Defenders," Rachael Taylor, who plays Trish Walker, told Player.One in a recent interview.

So the short answer? In total, it's been somewhere between a year to a year-and-a-half since Jessica Jones killed Kilgrave in the Season 1 finale. How do we know how long its been between Jessica Jones Season 1 and Season 2? Process of elimination. Bear with us for a very tedious explanation.

The Defenders flashbacks to Elektra reveal the series takes place two months after Daredevil Season 2. Since Daredevil Season 2 overlaps with Luke Cage, Claire Temple's crossover arc suggests The Defenders takes place around two months after Luke Cage. Jessica Henwick revealed The Defenders takes place one month after Iron Fist. According to Mike Colter, Luke Cage began about two months after the conclusion of Jessica Jones Season 1.

This all means it's been six months, give or take, since Jessica Jones killed Kilgrave when The Defenders begins. Since we now know the amount of time between The Defenders and the start of Jessica Jones Season 2, the educated total estimate is about a year-and-a-half.

Looking closely at two crossover characters, Claire Temple and Jeri Hogarth, tells us a lot about how time works in the Marvel-Netflix Universe. For example, Jeri Hogarth offers Foggy Nelson a job at her firm in the Daredevil Season 2 finale. In Jessica Jones Season 2, it's clear the two lawyers have been acquainted for at least a few months because Jeri mentions sharing a case with Foggy. Taylor's estimation makes sense.

Follow this link for a more episodic breakdown of how the timelines of Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Luke Cage overlap. Jessica Jones Season 2 arrives March 8.