It’s a big day for comic book fans. All 13 episodes of the first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones were released on Netflix today. Deadline interviewed the series’ executive producer, Melissa Rosenberg, about the development of the show, female superheroes, and season two plans.
Based on the Marvel character created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, Jessica Jones works as a private investigator in New York City who struggles with being a former superhero. In the series, she is played by Krysten Ritter.
Rosenberg, on Marvel’s first female-led series:
“We’re also are obviously very aware this is the first female superhero Marvel’s ever introduced as a lead. Bur there was never the intention of, “this is an issue series, we’re dealing with issues.” While issues of sexual assault and women in power are all issues that I certainly feel very passionately about taking on, the show’s all about exploring the inner workings of Jessica Jones and her ensemble. Their relationships, and Jessica’s examination of her own trauma and healing, in a way.”
On a possible season two:
“God willing, yeah. I’d love to do a Season 2 of this. I would love to do a Season 2. … 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.”
On female superhero series:
“Well, in in some ways Jessica Jones and Supergirl are the opposite of one another, they both happen to have superpowers. But, in terms of the lack of parity, I think it is a good start and this is just the beginning I hope.”
What do you think? Have you started watching Marvel’s Jessica Jones? Would you like to see a second season? More female-led superhero series?
Please keep series ! Loved the show! It kept me wanting more!
Loved the show! I hope you keep it going ! I watched first season in one night wanting more! Love this show!
I just finished watching season 1. It left me wanting more. Please do season 2. I think we want a super hero — even if it is imaginary.
Please, please, please do a Season Two! This show is sooooo good. I will tell as many people as I can to watch. But, if you advertise the show enough, everyone will watch! Show some clips on prime time!
Please do another season of this. Great show
I loved the show I’m not into comics or anything like that but the show had me locked in from episode 1 to 13!!! I would love for it to be a season 2!!
I need another season of Jones. I accidentally began watching the show on a friday afternoon and continued watching til episode 13 was complete. It was suspenseful and entertainingly delicious. Jones’ character was just the kind of superheroe my life needed. Raw, real, beautiful and “non-mainstream”. The story and scenes were completely unexpected which is very rare for me. I loved every second and every character!
The 1st episode I was hooked!!!….I watched all 13 episodes in a day in a half I couldn’t stop watching. Great show. Hope there is a season 2….just my opinion there was not too much Jessica.
Wasnt Agent Carter first lead female superhero?
She’s not pwered like Jessica Jones and Supergirl.
Wonder Woman was the first leading female superhero (with powers).. Lynda Carter played her in the mid to late 1970’s.