Marvel and Netflix have announced five new live-action series, beginning with Daredevil and culminating with The Defenders.
Although ABC passed on AKA Jessica Jones, the pilot based on Alias by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, producer Melissa Rosenberg says Marvel is still trying to find a network for the drama.
ABC has passed on AKA Jessica Jones, a drama pilot based on Marvel’s Alias series created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos. However, network President Paul Lee remains hopeful that the live-action revival of The incredible Hulk could be a possibility for the 2013-2014 season.
Writer/producer Melissa Rosenberg confirms ABC’s planned AKA Jessica Jones takes place in the cinematic Marvel Universe, pledging, “as much as I can I’m going to pull everything in from there that I can use.”
Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg says AKA Jessica Jones, the planned ABC series based on the Marvel character created Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, remains true to its comic roots.
Network President Paul Lee said ABC is “aggressively” developing the two Marvel comics properties, and approaching The Hulk as “family entertainment.”
Marvel Head of Television Jeph Loeb announced today at Comic-Con International that a show is being developed for ABC Family starring Bobbi Morse. He also revealed that a new Hulk animated series is in the works, and that Luke Cage and Carol Danvers will appear on AKA Jessica Jones.
We’re still a few days away from the official announcements of the networks’ fall schedules, but one thing is clear from the news that we’ve already heard: Genre television is essentially dead on mainstream networks, at least for the time being.
Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg reportedly is developing AKA Jessica Jones for a fall 2011 premiere on ABC. Based on the comics character created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, the series likely will be Marvel Television’s first official project on the Disney-owned network.