Jessica Jones showrunner is Twilight’s Melissa Rosenberg

Twilight writer Melissa Rosenberg confirmed as Netflix’s Jessica Jones showrunner

Jessica Jones and Luke Cage on the cover of New Avengers #38, by artist Marko Djurdjevic
Jessica Jones and Luke Cage on the cover of New Avengers #38, by artist Marko Djurdjevic

In addition to Drew Goddard writing Netflix’s flagship Marvel show Daredevil, Twilight and Dexter writer Melissa Rosenberg – long associated with ABC’s attempted to get a Jessica Jones TV show in motion – has signed up as writer and executive producer, according to Deadline.

Based on the comic-book Alias by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, Jessica Jones was a former C-list superhero-turned-private eye, whose world naturally overlapped with minor league heroes and villains like those of Netflix’s Hell’s Kitchen universe.

In the comic she had a long-standing relationship with Luke Cage, aka Power Man, and at one point Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, hired both Cage and Jones as bodyguards.

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