Welcome to this post. Please enjoy this panel of Jessica Jones clocking Doctor Doom with a fire hydrant that she presumably just pulled out of the sidewalk. We’re here to talk about the potential series AKA Jessica Jones that’s currently somewhere in pre-production television land. There’s lots of reasons why it should become a show, and apparently Marvel Entertainment hasn’t quite given up on it yet.
At least according to Spinoff, who’ve quoted producer Melissa Rosenberg as saying “Marvel is trying to set it up somewhere else. They’re looking at a lot of different possibilities.” As well they should.
The series is produced and written by Rosenberg, a writing/producing veteran of Dexter, The O.C., and Birds of Prey who managed to turn the unenviable task of writing the screen adaptations of the Twilight movies into a gig as the highest grossing female screenwriter of all time. AKA Jessica Jones is set up to take place within the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, just like S.H.I.E.L.D. It will also feature fan favorite Luke Cage, a character any number of black actors have already voiced a life-long ambition to play.
Aside from Joss Whedon‘s S.H.I.E.L.D., which is being sped through ABC’s pilot approval process and is guaranteed to make it to full series status, every other live action Marvel television project is stalled: The Hulk is falling to the same ailment as every Guillermo del Toro project: the fact that the guy is just too busy; Fox’s proposed Punisher project hasn’t been heard from since its announcement; Cloak and Dagger and Mockingbird, two other Marvel tv possibilites, haven’t voiced a peep. AKA Jessica Jones is apparently written, has a willing producer, and is just trying to find a network to sponsor a pilot.
And last, though perhaps less important to folks who decide on content for television networks, it would be the first anything to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a solo female lead.