Melissa Rosenberg, the creator and executive producer of the Marvel/Netflix series Jessica Jones, is jumping ship into the port of Warner Bros.
According to Comicbook.com,”Rosenberg will be leaving Jessica Jones after completing the recently-announced third season. The producer has signed an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television in the range of eight figures.”
This reporting originally comes from The Hollywood Reporter which seems to indicate that Netflix did try and fight to keep Rosenberg, but Warner Bros.’ deal was more enticing. It includes a “multi-year deal will see the producer create and develop multiple projects for Warner Bros. TV.”
Rosenberg released a statement saying:
“All of my attention remains with the extraordinary cast, writers and production team of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, until the completion of season three. It continues to be a career highlight working with my partners at Marvel Television and Netflix. We’re extraordinarily grateful to the viewers who have supported us every step of the way on Jessica’s journey, which is so beautifully realized by Krysten Ritter and the amazing cast including Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville and Carrie-Anne Moss. We have so many talented storytellers in every area of this show, who I’m honored to call friends and collaborators. As I look ahead after this season, I’m thrilled that I will be able to explore new projects with the talented team at Warner Bros. Television and push myself in new challenging creative directions.”
Now, considering I had major problems with the second season of Jessica Jones, I can’t say I’m really devastated by this loss. I think that Rosenberg will try and make the third season of Jones as good as she can as it’ll end her run on a high note. However, it does beg the question of how long the series is going to continue. And since it’s rumored that the powers that be at Marvel Studios proper dislike the Netflix shows, the properties always seem more disconnected from the MCU than they should be.
While Rosenberg’s loss for Jones is yet to be seen, it is a win for Warner Bros.
(via Comicbook, image: Netflix)
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