During Netflix’s presentation at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, “Jessica Jones” showrunner Melissa Rosenberg and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb participated in a roundtable discussion with members of the press, revealing for the first time new details about “Jessica Jones.”
We recently learned that the currently-filming series, which is based on Marvel’s mature readers series “Alias” by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, will debut at some point later this year. Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos also revealed during the presentation that some of Marvel’s Netflix series will receive second seasons, like “Daredevil.” During the press op, Rosenberg revealed that she hopes “Jones” will follow a similar trajectory.
“I think it’s all the slow unraveling, which is what makes the storytelling, from what I’m doing, interesting,” said Rosenberg when asked about how much of Jessica Jones’ backstory will be explored in the show. “It’s really about her character. So we’ll find out some things, and other things, we’re going to be — hopefully, we’ll be on for a long time, and there’s lot of interesting places to go with it.”
“Alias” also included numerous cameos from Marvel Comics characters like Captain America and Scott “Ant-Man” Lang, but it’s not a guarantee that Marvel movie stars like Chris Evans and Paul Rudd will appear on the Netflix show. When asked if the TV version of Jessica Jones would have a similar history with superheroes, Jeph Loeb kept his cards close to his chest.
“I think you need to watch the show,” said Loeb. “I think the highest compliment that we’ve gotten so far — because so few people have actually seen it — was from Brian Bendis himself, who really felt that we had brought this to life in a way that was honest and compelling. And I think that speaks to the quality of the people that are — of the performances and at the same token, each of the scripts and the voices that they were given.”
“Jessica Jones” debuts on Netflix later this year.
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