Netflix might have decided to chop off Jessica Jones, but the hero’s comic book creator Brian Michael Bendis is still holding on to the hope that the series might find a way to spring back to life in another network.
Campaigning for his recently produced film, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’s home release, Bendis went on an interview with ComicBook.com where he was asked whether it felt heartbreaking to learn about Jessica Jones’ cancellation in the midst of all the good news surrounding Into the Spider-Verse.
According to Bendis, Jessica Jones had been one of the best experiences of his life, and despite its cancellation, the comic book writer knows the series is going to find its way to another place.
"No, but that's just a great example of what my roller coaster life has been like for the last two years," Bendis said. "I haven't had a day off from nonsense like this -- and it's all fun. Even Jessica Jones going away....Jessica Jones season one was one of the best experiences of my life. I have a Peabody, and I got to meet David Letterman, and cool stuff happened that I had nothing to do with, but that was awesome! Nothing bad happened to me because of that show; it was only awesome things. I don't even have a bad feeling about [the cancellation], and I kind of feel like the show may find its way somewhere else.
Jessica Jones was cancelled together with The Punisher earlier this month – a devastating loss for many Marvel fans. Both series cancellations severed the relationship Netflix had with Marvel TV. Last year, the streaming giant also decided to ax Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Daredevil despite the positive reviews and the season improvements.
Of course, all these Marvel TV series can find a home elsewhere. After all, Disney is building its own streaming service Disney+. Not to mention the Mickey Mouse House’s ties with Hulu.
The only question is when. Right now Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist are all bound to a contract with a clause prohibiting the shows from finding a new network until two years after their cancellations.
Guess all fans can do right now really is wait.