Last week we mentioned that Jessica Jones, Marvel’s second foray into streaming television, was up for a Peabody award. Now we’re happy to report it has officially walked away with the prize. Most will agree it really was well deserved – featuring fantastic production standards on every level, first class writing and a thoughtful, layered and consistently engaging performance from leading lady Krysten Ritter.
The Peabody board of jurors made the announcement this morning accompanied with the following statement.
“This one part superhero saga, one part neo-noir program asks unpopular questions about power and consent, while constructing vivid and compelling characters. Krysten Ritter helps us to discover the strengths and vulnerability of Jessica, a hard-boiled private detective who has rejected the role of superhero but must still figure out how to overcome the evil that threatens her, her friends and her community.”
Since the announcement, Marvel has issued a press release featuring quotes from both showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, as well as head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb:
“We are all so tremendously grateful. Starting with Melissa Rosenberg, our incredible writers and producers, Krysten Ritter and David Tennant and our wonderful cast, the talented crew and everyone at Marvel Television, Netflix and ABC Studios, this show was a gigantic effort on everyone’s part and to be recognized in such a prestigious way is breathtaking,” said Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of TV, Jeph Loeb. “Thank you!”
“The Peabody Awards celebrate the art and importance of storytelling, and we are immensely honored that the care and passion we brought to the telling of ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ has resonated with so many others,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner, Melissa Rosenberg. “We are so proud to be recognized in this way.”
The Peabody awards has had a long tradition in celebrating the art of story-telling in cinema since 1941. It soon after branched out it’s coverage to broadcast television and, since the turn of the century, to web content it considered to be ‘exemplary’ – making Jessica Jones ripe for nomination.
It’s a nice boost for Krysten and Co. who have already received a second season pick-up order from Netflix.
The first season of Jessica Jones is available now on Netflix