Season 2 of Marvel's Jessica Jones won't rely entirely on Krysten Ritter's character, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg revealed.

Rosenberg and her crew spent a lot of time in the first season fleshing out the secondary charactersólike Trish Walker and Will Simpsonóso they'd be able to carry their own stories in Season 2.

Marvel's Jessica Jones had to "earn" its secondary character stories, Rosenberg told Nerdist. "That's the trick of a show called Jessica Jones," especially in the first season, she said. "If she's not in the scene, it's not a guarantee that scene will end up in the final picture."

The showrunner is hopeful she'll be able to give Ritter "a day off in the six-month period."

"This is a very, very hardworking woman," Rosenberg added. "I think it's important that there be some balance."

Earlier this week, Ritter confirmed the second season of Jessica Jones and the first season of The Defenders would be filmed back-to-back. She also discussed how Jones will react to the resolution of last season, saying there are "endless possibilities" for who gets introduced in the show's second season.