Jessica Jones showrunner talks about the show's darker tone and direction.
As fans anxiously await the release of the new Marvel show Jessica Jones, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg revealed some great new information on the show that gives fans a hint at what to expect when the show airs later this year when it comes to the show's tone and direction.
Fans will undoubtedly go into Jessica Jones expecting a somewhat familiar feel as Daredevil but Rosenberg says that won't be the case. The characters are of course set in the same universe but Jessica Jones will feel like a whole separate entity.
"“Jessica Jones is a very different show from Daredevil,” she says. “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.’”"A big difference between the characters of Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock/Daredevil is that Jessica doesn't have an alter ego that she uses to fight crime. This will be a critical difference when it comes to these characters.
"“The one thing [where] Steven [DeKnight] has the advantage, his show was called Daredevil but Daredevil has an outfit,” Rosenberg said. “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.”"If you aren't familiar with Jessica Jones, her main story was introduced in a comic titled Alias (no connection to the television show of the same name) written by Brian Michael Bendis. It had a 28 issue run from 2001-2004 and gives fans their first in depth look at the character. (It should also be noted that she was first introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man as she went to high school with Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man.)
"“It all starts with Brian Michael Bendis’s Alias series,” Rosenberg said. “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.”"While watching the show, fans will certainly notice that the show will be using more obscure characters from the Marvel universe instead of those widely known like those in the Avengers. Since Marvel Studios is overseeing this project, Rosenberg saw this as an advantage.
"“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,” Rosenberg said. “We’re using some pretty obscure characters so we’re taking them all over the place.”"I know that I for one and am very excited to see the show and the story that they have developed for the character. I'm also very interested to see if there will be any small Daredevil Easter eggs hidden throughout the first season. I think it is great that they are giving this show its own feel and separating it from Daredevil for the time being. What do you think about the new information shared on Jessica Jones?
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Source: Slash Film