Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg is launching her Tall Girls Prod. banner with a television treatment for Marvel’s mature title Alias. While the MAX imprint has nearly folded, Rosenberg’s treatment of private eye Jessica Jones will help the character live on in a tepid television format. Currently, it’s being developed for a Fall 2011 launch on ABC. If everything holds up and no one at Disney/ABC/PRC gets too pissy…it’ll be Marvel’s first television launch under their new Disney overlords.
Given the recent Jennifer Garner series of the same name, the project is being developed under the moniker AKA Jessica Jones. If you’re unfamiliar with Jessica Jones and her Marvel adventures, I’ll give you a rundown.
- The series opens on Jessica having anal sex with Luke Cage
- Talks to Ms. Marvel while she’s on the rag
- Sleeps with a lot of C-List Marvel heroes
- Robs J. Jonah Jameson
- Unveils that she was a superhero who attacked The Avengers
- Mind-raped by The Purple Man
- Avenges her mind-rape and becomes another Brian Michael Bendis talking head.
I know what you’re thinking. Wonder Woman never had to have anal sex to get a show made. Well, her shit got revamped and cancelled in three seasons. In this economy, you’ve got to pull out all the stops to get the ratings. One thing that has me intrigued about this property is how they’re going to handle all of the shared Marvel Universe tie-ins. Are we going to see Luke Cage, Ms. Marvel, Scott Lang, Rick Jones and The Purple Man trolling through this new series? One can only hope.
While Guillermo del Toro is developing a Hulk series for launch around 2011/2012, there’s been no comment as to current production developments. ABC Family is currently eyeballing a Cloak and Dagger series, but there has been no further development at this time.