3:07pm PT by Kate Stanhope
'Jessica Jones' Boss Says Netflix Marvel Show Will Be "Wildly Different" From 'Daredevil'
On the heels of Daredevil's success, Netflix will launch its second scripted Marvel series later this year, with Jessica Jones.
But although the two shows share a studio and a distributor, the similarities end there.
"The mythology of the universe is connected, but they look very different. Tonally, they're very different," said Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg at the Television Critics Association Press Tour Tuesday."They're wildly different."
Outgoing Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight heaped praise on the upcoming series, which stars Krysten Ritter as the title character: a former superhero suffering from PTSD who opens her own detective agency. Mike Colter stars as Marvel figure Luke Cage, who eventually will get his own Marvel series on Netflix.
"Everything I've seen and heard about Jessica Jones is fantastic," said DeKnight, who also praised the comic book series — written by Brian Michael Bendis — upon which the series is based.
"He created this incredibly flawed, damaged, interesting character. Regardless of gender, it was the character that drew me," said Rosenberg of the comic books. "We've been going further in all of our storytelling. There is no edge."
Ahead of the show's late-2015 release, Rosenberg already has received very important feedback from Bendis himself that she said was very complimentary.
Said Rosenberg, "That is the biggest honor I've ever had."