MARVEL/ABC Developing 'JESSICA JONES-Esque' Show

Set photo from "Jessica Jones"
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An unspecified "Jessica Jones-esque" television series is in development at Marvel Television for ABC, according to Marvel Senior VP of Original Programming, Karim Zreik. Zreik revealed that while speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival on Thursday.

Netflix's Jessica Jones was originally an ABC show - back in 2010, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg developed the show for ABC's 2011-2012 TV season but the network passed on the project.

Zreik also said that Marvel Television wants to produce a comedy show, specifically referencing the successful Guardians of the Galaxy movie as a guide.

"It took us time to dip our foot in the comedy pool," said Zreik.

The seemingly comedic New Warriors is already in development at Freeform for a 2018 debut, and back in January 2016 then-ABC President Paul Lee said that a unspecified Marvel comedy was in development.

THR said that Marvel Television has 14 TV shows currently, but don't specify which ones they classify as theirs. Marvel Television in-house has 11 live action shows (Defenders, Inhumans, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Punisher, Runaways, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, New Warriors, Cloak & Dagger), five animated series (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Rocket Raccoon & Groot), and is also co-producing 20th Century Fox's Legion, The Gifted, and animated Deadpool as well as Disney XD's Big Hero 6.

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