Marvel’s Jessica Jones is one of the most highly anticipated new series of the fall and ahead of its Netflix premiere tomorrow, one of the show’s bosses, Melissa Rosenberg, is ready to give fans a better idea of what to expect.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Jessica Jones is Marvel’s latest superhero to head to your TV screen. The series will follow the titular character who tries to start her life over as a private investigator focusing on assisting people with extraordinary abilities and rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective after her superhero career was tragically ended.
The series’ executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg is in the process of making her press rounds to chat about her new series which debuts tomorrow and has dished some interesting details about the show (and even a thing or two about its future).
On how close she kept the series to the comics (via The Wrap)
“As close as I possibly could, because I think they’re freaking brilliant. That’s what brought me into this in the first place, was the incredible writing by Brian Michael Bendis. If I could have used it all, I would have. Unfortunately, the mythology of the Marvel comic universe is different from the Marvel cinematic universe, and the MCU is where these Netflix shows live. But that said, I took as much as I possibly could, on the character, the relationships. And people who were fans of the book will definitely see things that were lifted from the book.”
On Luke Cage’s role in Jessica Jones(via The Wrap)
“We had to preserve his story for his series, his origin stories and such. So what’s important about his role on Jessica Jones is what their back story is, what their mysterious connection.”
On future changes she’d make to the series during its second season (via Deadline)
“I think one of the things I would be able to do now, that’s harder to do in the first season, is to really expand on the ensemble. Poor Krysten Ritter, she was in every scene that we shot, we beat the crap out of her. She was a shell of a human being by the time we ended, and that is not sustainable. But when you have a show that’s called Jessica Jones, if Jessica Jones isn’t in a scene the rest of it become almost irrelevant until you earn other character storylines. You’ve got to flesh out those characters enough that you can travel.
“So, I would hope to further expand on the ensemble, and on Jessica’s world. She ends in a very different place than she started off. She’s still going to be Jessica Jones — that is not going to change. She will continue to drink and make mistakes, and accidentally drop people onto train tracks, but something has changed for her by the end of this season, and I’d just love to explore that in the second season.”
Marvel’s Jessica Jones premieres tomorrow, November 20, 2015 at 12:01am PT on Netflix.
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