Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg Talks ‘Jessica Jones’!


If you loved the new Daredevil Series on Netlix chances are you are going to enjoy the new ‘Jessica Jones‘ Series. Today we have an interview with showrunner, ‘Melissa Rosenberg‘ who discusses just waht we can expect from the show. Check out what she has to say and sound off with your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!

(Source: IGN)

During a Netflix Showrunners panel yesterday at the TCA Press Tour, Marvel’s Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg discussed how her upcoming Netflix MCU series – which has now been confirmed to premiere in 2015 – will differ from Marvel’s Daredevil.

“Jessica Jones is a very different show than Daredevil,” Rosenberg stated. “We exist in the cinematic universe. The mythology of the universe is connected, but [each show looks] very different. Tonally, they’re very different. If you pick up [Brian Michael] Bendis’ graphic novel, Alias, and you pick up Daredevil, they’re wildly different. And the shows ‑‑ that was my one concern coming in. ‘Okay. Am I going to have to fit into whatever has been done with Daredevil or with any of the Marvel things before? The answer was, ‘No. That’s why we’re hiring you, for your point of view.'”

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When asked if he had given any advice to Rosenberg regarding joining the Netflix Marvel universe and running the second series, Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight joked “Oh, coffee. Lots of coffee.”

“It’s nonstop,” he continued. “As Melissa already knows, it’s very challenging to shoot in New York. It’s challenging with locations. It’s challenging to get crews because there’s so many things shooting. And the weather is incredibly challenging. I started Daredevil ‑‑ it was blazing hot in the summer, and I ended freezing my ass off in the winter. And then she came and started in the winter and is finishing in the summer. So it’s quite brutal. Beyond that, Melissa is a pro. Everything I’ve seen and heard about Jessica Jones is fantastic. I’m a big fan of the graphic novel by [Brian Michael] Bendis, who just recently was singing the show’s praises. I couldn’t tell her anything she doesn’t already know.”

“I already grilled him when we first were crossing paths in the writers’ office,” Rosenberg added. “Steven has the advantage. His show is called Daredevil, but Daredevil has an outfit. He has a mask. So Charlie Cox can get a break every once in a while. My show is called Jessica Jones. There’s no mask. Krysten Ritter is the hardest working woman in show business.”

Further addressing the tone of Jessica Jones, Roesenberg turned the conversation toward Bendis’ graphic novels. “He created this incredibly flawed, damaged, interesting character. Regardless of gender, it was the character that drew me in. He wasn’t afraid to go there, and we went even further. We’ve been going further in all of our storytelling. That’s the beauty of working with Netflix. It’s 13 [episodes]. I’m doing 13. All of us are doing 13. There’s no pilot and then getting feedback and reactions and ratings. You’re just in this bubble. It’s a little scary at times, but it’s also, I think, the most freeing experience I’ve ever had.”

“With Jessica, we are pushing the edge really far,” she revealed. “Is the audience going to respond to this or not? If I’m worried about it, I’m doing the right thing.”


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