JESSICA JONES Showrunner Teases Dark Tone, Differences To DAREDEVIL, And More

Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has revealed tons of new details about her approach to this obscure character in the upcoming Netflix series, and talks here about everything from the tone to costumes and how it differs to Daredevil. Hit the jump for details!

Jessica Jones (formerly known as A.K.A. Jessica Jones) is something of a mystery, especially as we have no real idea whether expect superpowers or how it will differ to Daredevil. Thanks to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg though, we now have a much better idea about the direction of the Netflix series and how it will compare to the online streaming service's last Marvel hit.. "Jessica Jones is a very different show from Daredevil. We exist in a cinematic universe, the mythology of the universe is connected, but it will look very different. Tonally they’re very different. If you pick up Bendis’ Alias and pick up Daredevil, they’re wildly different. That was my one concern. Would I have to fit in with Daredevil? The answer was, ‘No, we’re hiring you for your point of view.’" 

Talking of the Man Without Fear, Rosenberg went on to emphasise the fact that Jessica Jones will differ to that series for another big reason; the character doesn't have an alter-ego she can change in to when it comes to time to fight crime. "The one thing [where] Steven [DeKnight] has the advantage, his show was called Daredevil but Daredevil has an outfit. Charlie Cox can get a break once in a while. My show is called Jessica Jones. There is no mask. Krysten Ritter is the hardest working actress." That sounds like the right approach with this particular character, and the showrunner definitely appears to be looking in the best place for inspiration. "It all starts with Brian Michael Bendis’s Alias series. He created this incredibly flawed, damaged interesting character. Regardless of gender, it was the character that drew me. He wasn’t afraid to go there and we went even further. We’ve gone further in all of our storytelling. [Is] the audience going to respond to this or not? I don’t know, but if I’m afraid of it I’m doing the right thing."

She finished by talking about the advantages of using slightly more obscure characters while working under the ever watchful eyes of Marvel Studios. "Where you run into limitations is if you’re using one of their characters and you need to be cognizant of the mythology of the character. We’re using some pretty obscure characters so we’re taking them all over the place."
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