The last thing we heard on this upcoming Marvel TV series A.K.A. Jessica Jones was that Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg was hired to write and produce the series for ABC. The fact that she is involved with Twilight may turn a lot of people off, but would it turn you back on if I told you she was also an executive producer on the Showtime series Dexter? She recently gave an update on the series in a interview in which she said,
It’s still sitting at ABC and we’re hoping to get on the schedule for next fall. I love this character. That is an incredibly damaged, dark, complex female character that kicks ass. That’s my favorite thing about it.
She then went on to confirm that Luke Cage has a place in the story they will be telling. For those of you not familiar Cage and Jones have a interesting relationship with each other, so it makes perfect sense that he would be a part of the series.
Luke Cage is in there. Absolutely, I love that character. When you give your superheroes babies it gets very complicated. I went through that on [the Showtime series] Dexter, although it gives you some new interesting storytelling.
So it looks like somewhere down the line in the series they will have a kid. AKA Jessica Jones is one of Marvel's Max line of more mature comicbook titles. The story follows a superhero names "Jewell" who is forced to retire after having post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by her lifestyle of fighting crime. She goes by the name Jessica Jones and is in her early 30's and runs a detective agency. Once she settles down, she realizes she still has a drive to help people -- and finds herself assisting other superheroes. Rosenberg went on to explain that,
Jessica Jones is actually a former superhero with PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. My psychologist father-in-law said, 'I don't know why all superheroes aren't PTSD.' It's a trip. So she is wrestling with having this damaged past and still trying to contribute something to the world.
It is reported that Rosenberg connected with the Jessica Jones because she is unlike most female leading roles on network TV: deeply flawed but with a biting sense of humor. I think this series has a lot of potential, and I'm excited to see how it turns out. What are your thoughts on it?