Jessica Jones Executive Producer Melissa Rosenberg To Depart Series After Third Season

by Erik Amaya


Jessica Jones executive producer Melissa Rosenberg will be moving on after the series’ third season next year.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rosenberg has signed an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. After her commitments to the third season of the Netflix Marvel series, she will develop new programs for Warners; some of which may end up on Netflix like the WBTV production Lucifer. THR’s report indicates Netflix tried to retain her services, but were outbid. They also suggest Rosenberg — who has been with Jessica Jones since it was first developed as an ABC TV series in 2010 — was ready to move on after three seasons.
In the meantime, Rosenberg said in a statement that “all of my attention remains with the extraordinary cast, writers and production team of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, until the completion of season three.” Calling the series a “career highlight,” she added, “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.”
To some, the deal will be perceived as Warner Bros’ first successful poaching of Marvel talent. Not that this should suggest she will be put to work on DC Entertainment projects — though one imagines meetings of that nature will take place. Also, that perception perpetuates a cross-town rivalry which may not be part of the development strategy of either company at this level. Instead, Warner Bros. decided to invest in a talent it expects will be lucrative for their long-term goals.

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