Deadline is reporting that Melissa Rosenberg, most known for screenwriting The Twilight Saga, will be in charge of writing the upcoming Marvel Studios adaptation of “Jessica Jones.” The female superhero first made an appearance in 2001’s Marvel MAX title “Alias.” Retroactively a former Avenger, Jones left the superhero life behind to run Alias Private Investigations. Although “Alias” ended after just 28 issues, Jones has since become a major character in the Marvel Universe.
The series will premiere on Netflix alongside “Daredevil,” “Luke Cage,” and “Iron Fist.” All four will build to a crossover miniseries titled, “The Defenders.” Each series is designed to take Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and the culminating mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
Rosenberg will serve as both writer and executive producer on “Jessica Jones,” which is expected to be the second show to premiere, following “Daredevil.” Drew Goddard was also announced to be taking over the “Daredevil” series adaptation.
There is no word yet on who is being looked at to star in the project or an anticipated release date. Also whether or not the series will tie in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe is unconfirmed.