'Twilight' scribe Melissa Rosenberg has been tapped to write and produce a series based on Marvel's Jessica Jones character for Netflix, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Of the character, Rosenberg has said: “The graphic novel was so phenomenal that I really just wanted to bring that to the screen. It’s so raw, and I love this character that is kind of a B-level superhero. She’s not in one world or another, she’s a borderline alcoholic. She’s just a mess, but she’s driven by a need to do something greater, you know? She’s just this delicious character. Fun, you know? I’d love to write that character more, and I hope I get the opportunity. I’ve always said that I’d love to write the female Iron Man, this very f***ed-up female character that also wants to do some good. And that’s who she is.”
It's a fitting gig for Rosenberg. She was tapped three years ago to develop 'AKA Jessica Jones,' a drama revolving around the Marvel hero at ABC, but the series never materialized.
Apparently the character of Jessica Jones is undergoing redevelopment in its move to Netflix. Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, Jones is a superhero suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder, which leads to her hanging up her costume and opening her own detective agency, where she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes.
The project is one of four series Marvel TV and ABC TV Studios sold to the streaming giant. It will follow the TV version of 'Daredevil,' followed by 'Iron Fist' and 'Luke Cage.' The four series will lead into a team-up miniseries, 'The Defenders.'
Whether you're a Twi-hard or not, Rosenberg, the highest-paid female scribe in the business, will surely make the Marvel superhero memorable at least (and I, for one, hope none of Jones' clients involve vampires or werewolves or Kristen Stewart).
Rosenberg previously ran 'Red Widow' for ABC.