‘Jessica Jones’ Show-Runner Talks About Marvel Restrictions On The Show

Last fall, we saw the debut of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, one of the series in the Marvel/Netflix franchise, which gained a huge following quickly. Recently, Melissa Rosenberg, the show-runner of the series, spoke with Hollywood Reporter about making the show’s first season and working with both Netflix and Marvel in terms of how the content was presented, including the restrictions of cursing.

“The beauty of working at Netflix is that you don’t have those limits. I also work with Marvel, and Marvel has a brand and their brand is generally PG-13. They’ve kind of let us go to PG-16. No F-bombs! And if anyone was going to say ‘f**k,’ it would be Jessica Jones. Sometimes I would be like, ‘Please just let me put one!’ Never. But what’s funny is that people said, ‘Wait — she didn’t say f**? I could have sworn she did!’ Ritter can deliver ‘f**k’ with her face. Her look says it! She can be saying ‘potato.'”

“Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need… especially if they’re willing to cut her a check.”

Jessica Jones, starring Krysten Ritter, Season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix, who has renewed the show for a second season. Ritter will reprise the role as Jessica Jones in Marvel’s The Defenders mini-series featuring Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Iron Fist.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.