Melissa Rosenberg has been able to bring ‘Jessica Jones‘ to life on Netflix in a way that almost seemed impossible, and after three seasons she is leaving the series. This isn’t over creative differences either, but it looks like Warner Bros. Television has made her an overall deal that she just couldn’t refuse. Sources who are familiar with the deal are claiming that it is in the eight-figure range which would be hard for any creator to turn down.
While they’re also saying that Rosenberg was ready for something new, Netflix is supposed to have made offers to try and convince her to stay but couldn’t beat out Warner Bros’ offer.
The new deal is a multiple-year pact that will have Rosenberg both creating and developing new shows for Warner Bros. TV. While she’ll still be sticking around to complete the third season of ‘Jessica Jones,’ this will be her last outing with the streaming giant for the foreseeable future. As ‘Jessica Jones’ will likely be picked up for a fourth season, it will be interesting to see who Netflix taps to try and fill her shoes.
After leaving the production, Rosenberg will also “remain credited as the show’s creator and executive producer.”
Weighing in on her upcoming change of scenery, Rosenberg shared:
“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.”
Working with Warner Bros. Television might also open the door for Rosenberg to remain creating a comic-themed series if DC has any bats in their belfry which they’re looking to explore. However, as The CW is already jam-packed with DC shows it seems unlikely that it would be a character set to join the Arrowverse if they went down that route.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter