Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg Briefly Dishes On AKA JESSICA JONES TV Series!

Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg Briefly Dishes On AKA JESSICA JONES TV Series!

Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg Briefly Dishes On AKA JESSICA JONES TV Series!

The screenwriter behind the small-screen adaptation of Marvel and ABC's AKA Jessica Jones TV series, briefly discusses the project and it's comic inspiration! Check it out!

The folks from I Am Rogue recently caught up with Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who Marvel-Disney tapped to pen the story for a television series based on the titular character of Brian Bendis' Alias comic; Jessica Jones. Discussing the source material of the ABC series, being titled AKA Jessica Jones, and the inclusion of 'Luke Cage,' read what she says below.

On the Brian Michael Bendis-written Alias source material:
“Brian Michael Bendis is such an amazing storyteller. I read that comic book & I completely saw it on screen. There're things I took directly from the comic book & just put in the script. That was so much fun to do.”

On the current status on the Television series:
“It’s still sitting at ABC and we’re hoping to get on the schedule for next fall,” she said. “I love this character. That is an incredibly damaged, dark, complex female character that kicks ass. That’s my favorite thing about it.”

On whether Jones will still be a former hero turned private detective:
“Yeah absolutely, but Jessica Jones is actually a former superhero with PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” she explained. “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.”

On Luke Cage and the possible inclusion of his and Jones' daughter from the comics:
“Luke Cage is in there. Absolutely, I love that character,” she confirmed. “[Jones and Cage’s child, Danielle] would be way down the road,” she answered. “When you give your superheroes babies it gets very complicated. I went through that on Dexter, although it gives you some new interesting storytelling.”

On whether she's a fan of comic books in general:
“I don’t read a lot of them (comic books). ABC gave that one to me and I had never heard of it or Brian Michael Bendis. But now I’m a fan, he is really so great. But I was new to it for sure.”

With Marvel also developing The Incredible Hulk TV series with Guillermo del Toro, and the recently-revealed small-screen return of The Punisher, Disney and ABC are hoping to have the AKA Jessia Jones pilot ready for next pilot season. What do you think?

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