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“Jessica Jones” Showrunner Confirms “Daredevil’s” Dawson Will Drop In

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“Jessica Jones” Showrunner Confirms “Daredevil’s” Dawson Will Drop In

After learning that Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” is scheduled to debut later this year on Netflix, a number of other new details have emerged from showrunner Melissa Rosenberg’s round of interviews conducted during the Television Critic’s Association press tour. The latest, with “Entertainment Tonight”, confirms and teases what’s to come in Marvel’s second Netflix series.

While it was previously known that Rosario Dawson’s contract had been extended to include season two of “Daredevil” as well as possible appearances on other Marvel/Netflix series, Rosenberg revealed that the actress will indeed appear on “Jessica Jones.”

“I think I’m allowed to say: Rosario Dawson will be dropping in,” said Rosenberg, confirming that Claire Temple will cross paths with Jessica Jones. The showrunner also hinted that Temple might not be the only person to stop by: “Smaller characters that populated that world will be popping in.”

The other big takeaway from the “ET” talk was the news that the street-level show will touch on Jones’ past as a superhero. “We’re going to hit on that! We’re going to hit on it!” Rosenberg did not say if the show would use Jones’ comic book codenames Jewel or Knightress, or even if the superheroic portions will be told through flashbacks. She did say that she hopes “Jessica Jones” will push the genre “beyond female superheroes as they look good in a unitard.”

Rosenberg also spoke about the show’s action, saying it’s much more character based.

“It’s about the character, it’s about her emotional arc,” said Rosenberg. “And she’s not a ninja. She never studies martial arts. She’s a brawler. You piss her off and boom! You’re down!… She’s not out to save the city. She’s out to make rent.”

“Jesssica Jones” debuts later this year on Netflix.

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