Melissa Rosenberg to Write Marvel Studios’ Jessica Jones

The Jones character made her first appearance in 2001’s Marvel MAX title “Alias.” Retroactively a former Avenger, Jones left the superhero life behind to run Alias Private Investigations. Although “Alias” ended after just 28 issues, Jones has since become a major character in the Marvel Universe.

“Jessica Jones” joins “Daredevil,” “Luke Cage,” and “Iron Fist” as one of four series that will build to a crossover miniseries, “The Defenders.” Each is designed to take Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and the culminating mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.

Rosenberg will serve as both writer and executive producer on “Jessica Jones,” which is expected to be the second show to premiere, following “Daredevil.”