Marvel’s Jessica Jones headed to the small screen

by: John Mulhern
December 17th, 2010

Marvel characters like Jessica Jones are exactly the reason for my undying love of anything and everything Marvel. Some of you might be unfamiliar with who Jessica Jones is, as she isn't one of the most well-known characters from the Marvel universe. She was created by Marvel's go-to writer Brian Michael Bendis in his 2001 series Alias, and she was later worked into the more mainstream Marvel canon. So much so, that she actually had a high school crush on Peter Parker, and ended up marrying Luke Cage.

Marvel seems to love her character as much as I do, as they are adapting her for a television series.

The series is set to be called AKA Jessica Jones, and is being written and executive produced by TWILIGHT screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg. The show isn't fully on the fast track yet as the deal is still being made, but it seems they are trying to get the show out by Fall 2011. The show would air on ABC.

It's exciting to see the Disney/Marvel merger finally get some Marvel characters on our TV sets and it's good to know they are looking outside the box. From the looks of it, AKA Jessica Jones could even beat out the new Hulk series we have heading our way too.

What do you guys think of this news? Who is your favorite underappreciated Marvel character?

Source Variety, via /Film

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