Admittedly, I don’t know much about Jessica Jones – Marvel Comics’ female superhero turned investigator. I have heard, however, it’s a mature series featuring drug use and implied anal sex. With content like that, no wonder Netflix tagged and bagged it as one of their upcoming four, thirteen episode series (along with Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) inspired by Marvel.
The Netflix/Marvel deal screams awesome potential, but it all depends on talent and creatives involved. Fanboys got a questionable win when Cabin in the Woods writer/direct Drew Goddard was recently announced to take on Hell’s Kitchen “Man Without Fear” Daredevil. While the world waits on who’ll be spear-heading Luke Cake and Iron Fist, Jessica Jones just got her puppet master.
THR reports Melissa Rosenberg, who was a writer/producer/showrunner on Dexter and who wrote all the Twilight films, will write and produce the series.
Again, I haven’t read Jessica Jones, but, it sounds like a good enough premise for adaptive series. Particularly being that she is a dick, a private dick. America does love them Law & Order shows, you know? Melissa Rosenberg, just like Drew Goddard is a questionable choice – done some good and not so good things. Rosenberg was responsible for the good years of Dexter (she left after season four), and has some excellent Buffy The Vampire episodes under her belt, but then there’s Twilight. Fucking Twilight. That’s kind of a deal breaker for me.
I leave it to you, the reader. Excellent, or disappointing news? You decide.