AKA Jessica Jones Gets A Writer, May Hit Screens By Next Fall
Variety report that AKA Jessica Jones is well on its way to becoming Marvel's first show to air in Fall 2011 on ABC. Apparently Twilight screenwriter Rosenberg has signed on to script the Marvel comics adaptation which will focus on the fairly obscure but popular Jessica Jones.
Formerly the super heroine Jewel, Jones hangs up her tights and instead focuses on a career as a private investigator, but winds up helping out her former super powered pals. Rosenberg says that she was drawn to the character because she is unlike any other female protagonist on tv at the monemt, Flawed, but with a biting sense of humor. That actually sounds like quite a few female leads on tv at the moment but whatever!
Jones was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos for the series Alias, part of Marvel's MAX imprint for mature readers. Its not known if the tv show will have that mature slant, or indeed if Luke Cage(Jones' current beau in the New Avengers comics) will feature. But it would certainly be a great way to link into the rumored Heroes For Hire tv show.