Next fall, Jessica Jones may finally make the leap to live action.
Variety is reporting that Melissa Rosenberg is writing and executive producing "AKA Jessica Jones" — based on the Marvel Comics series "Alias" — and that the project may actually beat the recently announced "Hulk" TV series to ABC.
"Alias" debuted in November 2001, but has no relation to the J.J. Abrams spy series of the same name that was also released that year. The comic book followed Jessica Jones, a young woman who had been a superheroine in her ’20s before falling prey to tragedy that led her to give up her costumed identity. Reinventing herself as a private detective in her ’30s, Jones still finds that her limited superpowers come in handy as she handles cases other heroes won’t take.
Rosenberg is perhaps best known for writing the screenplays for all of the "Twilight" films, as well as the movie "Step Up." However, she also has extensive experience on television as a writer on "Party of Five," "Ally McBeal," "The O.C.," "Love Monkey" and as an executive producer on Showtime’s "Dexter."
She has also written for several genre TV shows, including "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," "Dark Skies," "The Outer Limits" and the short-lived DC Comics adaptation, "Birds of Prey."
Bendis will reportedly be on board "AKA Jessica Jones" as a consultant. The popular comic creator has featured Jones in several of his "Avengers" series and she currently appears as one of the main characters in "New Avengers."
Back when Marvel made it’s first move to get back into television, Crave Online picked "AKA Jessica Jones" (or "Alter-Ego," as it was then known) as number four on our list of the Top Ten Marvel Superheroes Who Deserve Their Own Series.
Guillermo del Toro and David Eick are reportedly still talks to take on "Hulk" at ABC, while "Cloak & Dagger" remains a strong possibility at ABC Family.