Marvel’s Jessica Jones creator and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has left the series after striking an 8-figure deal with Warner Bros. Television, Deadline reports.
Rosenberg, who worked as a creator showrunner on the popular Marvel Netflix series Jessica Jones for the show’s first two season has decided to depart from the darker side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to work under Warner Bros. Television where she will be working on projects for the studio alongside various DC Comics-based shows.
In a public statement Rosenberg stated the following:
All of my attention remains with the extraordinary cast, writers and production team of ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones,’ until the completion of Season Three. It continues to be a career highlight working with my partners at Marvel Television and Netflix. We’re extraordinarily grateful to the viewers who have supported us every step of the way on Jessica’s journey, which is so beautifully realized by Krysten Ritter and the amazing cast including Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville and Carrie-Anne Moss. We have so many talented storytellers in every area of this show, who I’m honored to call friends and collaborators. As I look ahead after this season, I’m thrilled that I will be able to explore new projects with the talented team at Warner Bros. Television and push myself in new challenging creative directions.”
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Rosenberg will be departing from Jessica Jones after the series returns for it’s third season. A premiere date for the Marvel crime-thriller has yet to be announced.
THR reported that Rosenberg was just “ready to move on” which likely implies that the showrunner was facing creative differences with Marvel Television executives which ended in them deciding to part ways after an amicable compromise could not be found. Rosenberg is a highly respected director/writer who worked on Showtime’s hit crime series Dexter from 2006 to 2009, which was the highest point for the series so she is a desirable commodity for Warner Bros. Television to have acquired.
It has not been announced what project Rosenberg will work on first under her new Warner Bros. TV bosses but it is possible that she could be attached to the upcoming Batwoman series starring Ruby Rose who will make her big debut as Batwoman during this year’s crossover between Supergirl, Arrow, and The Flash. Rosenberg is no stranger to the DC universe after having written three episodes for the short-lived Birds of Prey series that ran from 2002 to 2003.
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