Posted on Friday, December 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Lots of fans were thrilled when Krysten Ritter was cast as the lead of Marvel’s new Netflix series A.K.A. Jessica Jones, but it seems Ritter herself wasn’t one of them. A fan, that is — Ritter admits she didn’t have much comic book experience before she booked the role.
However, that’s changing as Ritter gets deep into preparations for the project. In a new interview, she geeks about the role, declaring the Jessica Jones comics to be the the most addictive thing since NPR’s Serial. Which, if you’ve heard Serial, you’ll know is high praise indeed. Hit the jump for the Krysten Ritter Jessica Jones comments. Read More »
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Briefly: Melissa Rosenberg, who was a writer/producer/showrunner on Dexter during the good years (she left after season four) and who wrote all the Twilight films, was once set to oversee a show called AKA Jessica Jones for ABC. The show would have been based on the superhero turned investigator character Jessica Jones from the Marvel Universe, as seen in the comic series Alias (no relation to the TV show) and Pulse. That was back in 2010, well before Marvel’s TV plans really came together.
Now Marvel’s TV plans are most definitely together, and Jessica Jones (along with Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) is among the shows slated to debut on Netflix in 2015, leading up to The Defenders mini-series. And, surprise surprise, Melissa Rosenberg will be overseeing the show. Read More »
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Just a week ago, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige chatted with fans, expressing his love for female heroes and a desire to bring more to the big screen. He also enthused “I love Jessica Jones,” that being the lead character, a superhero turned investigator, in the comic series Alias (no relation to the TV show) and Pulse.
While we thought that chat was mostly devoid of real news, turns out that one comment was an indicator of things to come: Melissa Rosenberg, former Dexter showrunner and screenwriter for all the Twilight movies, is developing a show called AKA Jessica Jones for ABC. Read More »