The more I hear about Jessica Jones the TV series, the more I stroke my chin with intrigue. Jones, the lead character in Marvel Comics Alias series, is a superhero turned investigator. I’ve never read it, but I hear it’s a mature comic that features drug use and implied anal sex. Considering how America loves them Law and Order type shows, as well as unheroic heroes who constantly make shitty choices, I guarantee this will be an instant hit.
Anyway, you nerds will be pleased to know that not only with this show include B-list heroes, like Luke Cage and Ms. Marve, but it will also reference The Avengers. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight) has the update:
“I wrote it kind of off season so it fell in between seasons,” Rosenberg says. “So, we are waiting to see what happens for the upcoming season now and our hope is that it will come to life at that time. It fell between the cracks of the seasons and, hopefully, this will be the one.”
Rosenberg confirmed the show would also have principal parts for Luke Cage (also known as Power Man and her eventual husband in the comics) as well as Carol Danvers (better known as Ms. Marvel).
“I had Jessica Jones and Luke Cage and Carol Danvers [for the pilot script]. Basically, I wanted those three guys — then I would have a series. Everyone else we can be digging into lesser known characters or taking known characters and renaming them.”
As for The Avengers themselves, Rosenberg says she can reference them, but Tony Stark and Stark Industries are in the current pilot script. Rosenberg notes, “As we go along things will alter in terms of what is made available to us, but we’re definitely in that universe. We are in no way denying that that universe exists. And as much as I can I’m going to pull everything in from there that I can use.”
Marvel-Disney is adapting Brian Bendis‘ Alias comic; Jessica Jones for ABC. They got Twilight hack Melissa Rosenberg to write and produce the series. The story revolves around a superhero that suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. She quits fighting crime once her disorder interferes with her powers. She decides to help in a different way by opening a private detective agency that caters to other superheroes.
Out of all the Marvel characters and storylines, we get “Jessica Jones”? Regardless, I like the idea of this show. It could do so much more for Marvel.