“Jessica Jones” has a new boss, and it’s the same as the old boss: Melissa Rosenberg, best known for adapting all four “Twilight” novels for the big screen. Deadline reported late Tuesday that, though unconfirmed by Marvel, Rosenberg is attached to the recently announced Netflix series as writer and executive producer.
Rosenberg, who’s also worked on “Dexter” and “The O.C.,” has been involved with a TV version of Jessica Jones since “AKA Jessica Jones” was first announced to be in development at ABC in December 2010. In January 2013, Rosenberg stated that though ABC had passed on the project, Marvel was “looking at a lot of different possibilities” for the series.
Last week, it was announced that four Marvel characters will arrive on Netflix with individual live-action series starting in 2015 — Jessica Jones, plus Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. The four series will then culminate in a team-up miniseries, “The Defenders.”
Jessica Jones was created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos, and first appeared in 2001’s “Alias” #1. The character is a former costumed superhero who, thanks to a series of traumatic events, became an embittered private investigator. Subsequently, the character was a major part of Bendis’s “New Avengers” run, and married fellow future Netflix star Luke Cage.
Earlier on Tuesday, a report surfaced that “World War Z” writer and frequent Joss Whedon collaborator Drew Goddard is in negotiations to helm the Netflix “Daredevil” series, the first of the four shows expected to debut.