Variety is reporting that Melissa will be writing and executive producing AKA Jessica Jones, an adaptation of a female Marvel character which is in development for fall 2011 at ABC, under her newly formed Tall Girls Productions.
“AKA Jessica Jones” will also mark the launch of Rosenberg’s Tall Girls Prods. banner. The scribe, who’s a former exec producer on “Dexter,” is starting Tall Girls in order to create and produce projects featuring large, complex female roles.
“AKA Jessica Jones” definitely fits that bill. Part of Marvel’s Max line of more mature comicbook titles, the character is a superhero (“Jewel”) who winds up with post-traumatic stress disorder and gets out of that biz.
Jessica, now in her early 30s, decides to keep far away from others gifted with superpowers and to open her own detective agency. But once she settles down, she realizes she still has a drive to help people — and finds herself assisting other superheroes.
Insiders said Rosenberg was drawn to Jessica Jones because the character is unlike most female leading roles on network TV: deeply flawed but with a biting sense of humor.
Read the full article at Variety.