The project - retitled AKA Jessica Jones - was first announced in December last year, with Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg adapting the Brian Michael Bendis strip.
"Brian Michael Bendis is such an amazing storyteller," Rosenberg told I Am Rogue. "I read that comic book and I completely saw it on screen. There are things I took directly from the comic book and just put in the script. That was so much fun to do."
She added that the adaptation, which will retain Bendis as a script consultant, is "still sitting at ABC".
"We're hoping to get [it] on the schedule for next fall," she said. "I love this character. [Jessica Jones] is an incredibly damaged, dark, complex female character that kicks ass. That's my favourite thing about it."
Rosenberg also confirmed that Jones's husband, fellow superhero Luke Cage, will appear in the show.
"Luke Cage is in there," she insisted. "Absolutely, I love that character."
Fast Five star Tyrese Gibson was previously linked to a Luke Cage movie, while actor Isaiah Mustafa has also met with Marvel to discuss the film project.
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