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Marvel's 'Jessica Jones' Netflix Series To Be Penned By 'Twilight' Writer Melissa Rosenberg

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 13, 2013 at 10:04AM

Yesterday, Marvel gave fans yet another reason to stay excited about their next venture into the world of streaming content: they hired Drew Goddard to pen their "Daredevil" series. But for "Jessica Jones," they've taken another direction, though one that is certain to garner a bit more criticism and consternation from certain quarters.
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Jessica Jones Melissa Rosenberg

Yesterday, Marvel gave fans yet another reason to stay excited about their next venture into the world of streaming content: they hired Drew Goddard to pen their "Daredevil" series. But for "Jessica Jones," they've taken another direction, though one that is certain to garner a bit more criticism and consternation from certain quarters.

Melissa Rosenberg, the writer behind all the "Twilight" films, has been tapped to produce and pen the "Jessica Jones" series, but before you hit the comments section, it should be noted she's long been associated with the character. A few years ago, Marvel had been developing the show "AKA Jessica Jones" over at ABC with Rosenberg behind it, but it never made it to pilot stage. However, it would seem they were happy with her take on the character since they've re-upped her for this latest attempt to get a series going, but whether or not elements of that old project will be revived here remains to be seen.

So, who is Jessica Jones? Good question, especially for those of us (like me) who aren't steeped in Marvel lore, here's her origin story via Wikipedia:

Midtown High student Jessica Campbell was present when Peter Parker was bitten by the irradiated spider that gave him his powers. She had a crush on him, and had just plucked up the courage to speak to him when he was distracted by the bite. She also had a celebrity crush on teen heart-throb Johnny Storm.

Soon thereafter, Jessica was riding in a car with her family when they collided with a military convoy carrying radioactive chemicals. Her family was killed and, after spending several months in a coma, she was placed in foster care and adopted by the Jones family. Months later she awoke, stirred by the first coming of Galactus outside her hospital room.

Jessica later discovered that her radiation exposure granted her super strength, limited invulnerability, and flight (which she never fully mastered during her superhero career). The Joneses re-enrolled Jessica at Midtown High, where she was ostracized by her classmates, especially Flash Thompson. Peter Parker (who had since become Spider-Man) sensed in Jessica a kindred spirit — someone who had also lost family due to a tragic circumstance. Jessica mistook his kind attention and lashed out at him, believing he was merely pitying her.

She later witnessed a fight between Spider-Man and the villain Sandman in her own class. This inspired her, in a way she cannot put into words, to use her abilities in a positive light.

Anyway, she later crosses paths with Daredevil, has an affair with Luke Cage (also getting his own Marvel series, not coincidentally) and winds up part of The Defenders (which is getting a miniseries, not coincidentally), so that's how she fits into this whole gameplan, more or less.

So, two down, three to go. "Iron Fist," "Luke Cage" and "The Defenders" need writers and we'd wager we'll be hearing who got the job on those soon. Is there anyone that you'd like to see take them on? [THR]

This article is related to: Jessica Jones, Marvel, Melissa Rosenberg, Television, TV News, Netflix (Streaming Platform)


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