Some bittersweet news for today: Melissa Rosenberg will no longer be the showrunner of Jessica Jones, making the in-production third season her last after being attached to the project for almost a decade, from its inception back when it was being shopped to ABC to the show coming to life in the arms of Netflix. The reason? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rosenberg has just signed a ginormous 8-figure deal with Warner Bros. to create and develop TV projects for the studio.
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.
Rosenberg’s departure from her brainchild of a TV show will undoubtedly signal big changes in how the show will go forward. Melissa Rosenberg is the only Marvel-Netflix showrunner so far to be around to see their respective show live to three seasons, with Cheo Hodari Coker being the next in line if he sticks around for Luke Cage Season 3. As for potential replacements for Rosenberg, we have no doubt Jeph Loeb is actively looking for one now. Jessica Jones Season 2 proudly featured an incredibly talented all-female directing roster which Marvel could pool from. Krysten Ritter, who recently published her own novel, is set to make her directorial debut with Season 3. Maybe she could take the reins of showrunner one day.