As many big-name TV creators are wooed away from traditional studios and networks by Netflix deals, Jessica Jones creator and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg is heading the opposite direction. Rosenberg is forging her own path, but that means leaving the Defenders member (and Netflix) behind.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rosenberg is leaving the Marvel series after Season 3 in order to move to Warner Bros. Television (which, among many other shows, the DC TV-verse calls home) with an overall deal. While Netflix wanted to keep the writer and producer, WB TV simply outbid them — and gave her the opportunity to work on more (and different) projects as she creates and develops them during her multi-year deal.
After she finishes the TBD third season of the Krysten Ritter superhero show, she’s departing and letting a new, yet unnamed showrunner take over for any prospective fourth season. "All of my attention remains with the extraordinary cast, writers and production team of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, until the completion of Season 3," Rosenberg said. “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.”
This might not mean much for the rest of the Marvel Netflix shows now — Rosenberg is leaving with a whole season in the can before she’s replaced — but the recent string of Netflix-dominated creative coups may be reversing for specific creators looking to get out from under large properties. Though maybe Rosenberg just wanted to make shows about DC heroes.