“The Marvel Cinematic Universe may have started out simply with a series of movies – albeit movies that established decades of superhero lore between Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers – but it has since grown to include television series on both ABC and Netflix. The MCU first expanded to TV with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in 2013, followed by Agent Carter on the network and Daredevil on the streaming service in 2015.
Now, Netflix’s corner of the MCU consists of two seasons of Daredevil and one season of Jessica Jones – with additional Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher series arriving over the next few years, along with a team-up featuring The Defenders.
However, the Marvel side of television doesn’t appear to be slowing down, with a series based on Cloak and Dagger in the works at fellow ABC-owned network Freeform, and a show based on Marvel’s Scarlet in development at Cinemax. Still, though fans have responded well to Marvel’s Netflix series, it took some time to develop the version of Jessica Jones fans know today – and to find a home for the television series.
In an interview with Deadline, Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg spoke about how she became involved in producing a show about a female superhero and how it wasn’t the right fit for the ABC television network…”