Bendis Talks “Jessica Jones” TV Series

“Daredevil,” the first of Netflix and Marvel’s four TV series deal, proved to be both a critical favourite and a major audience hit. That success has raised questions over whether the pair’s second collaboration, the upcoming “Jessica Jones,” will be on par in terms of quality.

Krysten Ritter stars in the series as the superhero-turned-private-investigator, a character people outside of the comics won’t be familiar with (unlike “Daredevil”). In a new Tumblr posting, the comic’s co-creator Brian Michael Bendis revealed that he’s seen some of the new series and is very happy with how it has turned out:

“I know I’ve been very low-key on talking about the Jessica Jones TV show but I think I have to stop doing that because I can’t hold it any longer. I’m going to burst. The show is so good. I have seen the first couple of episodes, and because I didn’t work on it directly, I can say this with full no-ego fanfare: I loved it! And believe me, I was going to be the hardest on it. Harder than any of you. Jessica is a part of my DNA. A bad Jessica Jones show would have hurt me deeply.

BUT it is faithful and lively and everything that I could personally have wanted from the show. The mean streets of Marvel Netflix from a different perspective than [Matt Murdock]’s, but at the same time, it all fits. Just like the comics on their best day. And just like Netflix [Daredevil], the look of the show is cracklin’ noir but with its own palette.

Krysten Ritter is soooo good. And Michael Colter. Wait until you see Michael Colter. The casting of Luke Cage, in my opinion, and I have said this to everyone behind the scenes, is as strong and spot-on as the casting of Tony Stark. It’s probably the hardest to cast, and they got it. Perfect.”

Bendis says that due to his commitment to the Playstation Network series “Powers,” he was unavailable to work on the show directly – even though his name is on it. He did see the initial drafts of the script and had meetings with the series’ writers to answer any questions they had.

“Jessica Jones” is currently headed for a Fall premiere.