The series will premiere on Netflix at the end of this year
Netflix revealed details about a number of their upcoming projects during the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday. Netflix Chief Content officer Ted Sarandos confirmed that Jessica Jones is heading to Netflix later this year.
Melissa Rosenberg, who is the showrunner of “Jessica Jones”, shed light on the character and the upcoming series. She described Jessica Jones as “incredibly flawed, damaged and interesting character, regardless of gender.”
“It was the character that drew me.” Rosenberg said.
Netflix has already streamed a series based on Marvel’s character called “Daredevil”, which received acclaim from both audience and critics. The second season of Daredevil is also in works. Since both series share same production companies and distributor, they may have more similarities between them. But Rosenberg does not think so.
“Jessica Jones is a very, very different show than Daredevil,” she said. “We exist in a cinematic universe, (and) the mythology of the universe in connected but they look very different. Tonally they’re very different. If we pick up Bendis’ Alias and pickup Daredevil, they’re wildly different.”
She added. “This was my one concern coming in. Am I going to have to fit into Daredevil or what’s come before? And the answer is no.”
The character of Jessica Jones is originally created by Bryan Michael Bendis and it made its Marvel Comics debut in 2001 with “Alias”. Jessica Jones is a superhero turned private detective who works on cases that are connected to superheroes or the people having extraordinary abilities. The 13-episodes series features Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones. The remaining cast includes Mike Tennant, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor and Carrie-Anne Moss.
During the Netflix session with TCA, Ted Sarandos also indicated that they are planning to release a new Marvel series after every six months.
“I think ideally there will be a rhythm of about every six months you will get a new season or a new series from the Defenders group,” Sarandos said. “And then they’ll crossover into a combined (Defenders) season once we’ve launched the first season of each of the four characters.”
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Currently, the first season of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist are in production whereas Daredevil season 2 will premiere in 2016.