Jessica Jones Has A New (Old) Title On Disney+

In a case of things coming full-circle, “Jessica Jones” was originally developed by Melissa Rosenberg under the title “AKA Jessica Jones” for ABC in 2010. The network would pass on the show two years later, prior to Marvel Television announcing its plans to make a series of shows centered on New York-based crime fighters like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist for Netflix, culminating with a crossover event titled “The Defenders.” Netflix would later cancel these series as the Mouse House got its own streaming service up and running, only for them to suddenly (and unexpectedly) make their way onto Disney+ earlier this year.

Again, nothing has been officially confirmed, but it stands to reason Marvel Studios would like to fold Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones into the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper. Although critical opinion towards the character’s show diminished in its later seasons, “Jessica Jones” season 1 is still regarded as some of Marvel’s finest small screen storytelling ever. The series wasn’t afraid to deal with heavy subject matter in a responsible and nuanced fashion, addressing topics like PTSD and sexual assault right out the gate. It helped that Ritter was able to ground the titular character emotionally, aptly capturing Jessica’s sardonic, wounded manner in-between using her super-strength to pick up cars and punch bad guys senseless.

With a new “Daredevil” series reportedly being developed for Disney+, it’s possible “Jessica Jones” has been renamed as a way to differentiate the show from any future projects that involve Ritter’s superhero. Hopefully, assuming those rumors pan out, we’ll be getting some clearer answers on that front when “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” begins streaming August 17, 2022 on Disney+.

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