"Dexter" Writer Melissa Rosenberg for Marvel & Netflix's "Jessica Jones"

I've already come at you with the knowledge that Netflix and Marvel's miniseries based on the Man Without Fear Daredevil will be written by Drew Goddard (Lost, Buffy, Cabin in the Woods) but now Wireless is here to let you know that one of the other series also has a writer attached.

Netflix have partnered with Marvel & Disney to bring 4 exclusive superhero tales to your TV. The heroes involved are the aforementioned Daredevil along with Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones. 

For those not familiar, Jessica Jones is a former superhero who gave up the life when she became pregnant with Luke Cage's baby. Unfortunately all of her friends are superheroes, and her husband is a superhero, and her nanny is a superhero, so things tend to kick off. Jessica also had her own limited comic book series called Alias (not the TV show) where she was a detective. Plus she was an Agent of SHIELD at one point. 

Former Dexter writer Melissa Rosenberg was once tapped to write a Jessica Jones series for American network ABC, but it fell through. Now she's back and will pen the new mini-series which will be released in 2015.

Rosenberg was writer, producer and showrunner on the first three seasons of Dexter (the Good seasons, let's call them) and she has the dubious honour of having written all of the Twilight movies. Before you start going mental, those films were unjustifiable bollocks but they were based on source material that was unjustifiable bollocks. Jessica Jones is one of the most richly backstoried and three dimensional characters in the Marvel Universe.

She's got powers, but she chooses not to use them for superheroics because the life and safety of her child is more important. She's one of the only comic book characters whose life changed massively and then stayed that way. Spider-Man's marriage and child were retconned out of existence and Captain America came back from the dead. Twice. But Jessica Jones quit the cape and she kept to her promise.

Her and Luke Cage's relationship is always portrayed as solid and genuine, which is tough to come by in Superhero based stuff. Rosenberg was able to build a realistic and often touching romance between Dexter and Rita throughout her tenure on the show. She knows what she's doing. 

The four series will come to a head with the planned Mega-Series, "The Defenders", featuring all four heroes joining together to punch evil in it's stupid fucking face.

Words by Gazz Wood

Gazz is a writer from the Northern Film School in Leeds. He also hosts the "Possibly of Interest" podcast with TV producer Howard Cohen (Impractical Jokers) and special guests from the British Comedy world. Plus he's got his own show; "Gazz Wood Has A Podcast", with weekly guests like MISFITS Director Nirpal Bhogal and Sex & Relationships Expert Annabelle Knight! Good Lord!