Reports: Netflix DAREDEVIL, JESSICA JONES Get Writer/Producers
Update: Now Jessica Jones has a name attached. Both Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter are naming Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg as the newly-hired writer and executive producer of the second (after Daredevil, see below) of the four Marvel properties getting 13-episode streaming series before coming together in a Defenders mini-series. If something about this news sounds familiar to you, Rosenberg was previously attached to AKA Jessica Jones, a one-time (3 years ago) hour-long drama in development at ABC.
Deadline reports the project is "undergoing redevelopment" in its move to Netflix despite the continued presence of Rosenberg.
Original story: Tuesday The Hollywood Reporter reported it has confirmed Lost writer/producer and The Cabin in the Woods co-writer/director Drew Goddard is in final negotiations to write and serve as showrunner on the 2015 13-episode streaming Daredevil series , the first in the deal that also includes 13-episode series based on Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, which all then culminate in a Defenders mini-series.
If accurate, Goddard’s involvement would seem to indicate Marvel Studio’s Cinematic Universe guru and Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon isn’t too far from this deal, despite not having been mentioned by Marvel in the announcement.
Goddard is a former writer on both Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and directed and co-wrote The Cabin in the Woods with Whedon, who was also a producer on that film.
Goddard's representatives, Marvel, and Netflix reportedly declined comment.