Following up the wild success of "Daredevil" sure seems hard to do, but comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis doesn't think that Marvel and Netflix will have a hard time with their next collaboration, "Jessica Jones." Bendis, who co-created the show's lead character, wrote about the upcoming Netflix series and gave it high praise.
"The show is so good," wrote Bendis on his Tumblr. "I have seen the first couple of episodes and because I didn't work on it directly I can say this with full no ego fanfare: I loved it!!"
Bendis co-created Jones with artist Michael Gaydos for their 2001 mature readers series "Alias," which was published under Marvel's MAX imprint. The series lasted for 28 issues and led to Jones becoming a fixture of Marvel's line of Avengers comics where she has appeared alongside her husband, Luke Cage.
Bendis went on to state that he would have been harder on the show than anyone else, as he said that Jones is "part of my DNA." "A bad Jessica Jones show would have hurt me deeply," admitted Bendis. The writer also said that while the show very much stands on its own, it does feel like it exists in the same world as Netflix's "Daredevil."
"[It shows] the mean streets of Marvel Netflix from a different perspective than Matt's but at the same time... it all fits," wrote Bendis. "Just like the comics on their best day. and just like Netflix 'DD,' the look of the show is cracklin' noir but with its own palette."
But even though his commitment to PlayStation's "Powers" kept him from being hands-on with the Marvel show, he said "Jessica Jones" is "faithful and lively and everything that I could personally have wanted from the show."
He also praised the series' actors: "Krysten Ritter is soooo good. And Michael Colter. Wait until you see Michael Colter. The casting of Luke Cage, in my opinion, and have said this to everyone behind the scenes, is as strong and spot on as the casting of [Robert Downey Jr. as] Tony Stark. It's probably the hardest to cast and they got it. Perfect."
"Jessica Jones" is expected to arrive on Netflix later this year.