We first heard about plans for AKA Jessica Jones, a television series starring the former hero known as Jewel, Jessica Jones. It was a year ago that I actually raised the question of what the show would be like. Would we see superheroes and superpowers in the show? Now we're finally getting some answers.
Hit Fix has reported that, according to Melissa Rosenberg, the show will indeed "take place in the larger 'cinematic' Marvel Universe." This means the show will exist in the same universe as the the Iron Man, Thor and Avengers movies. We've already heard that Luke Cage will play a role as well as Carol (Ms. Marvel) Danvers.
It's very tricky navigation there. You can't mention one guy because Fox has the rights to that guy and Universal has the rights to the other one. There are a lot of boundaries on who you can and can't use.
The plan was to have Cage and Danvers from the beginning. Lesser known characters would be brought in later or known characters would be renamed. The show can reference Tony Stark or the Avengers but obviously they won't be making appearances any time soon.
The question was also brought up whether or not the fate of the Wonder Woman pilot would affect ABC's decision to greenlight the AKA Jessica Jones but Rosenberg feels confident. The show will be darker and grittier. In other words, nothing like the Wonder Woman show. It'll be interesting to see how much they can get away with as the show clearly can't be a direct adaptation to the ALIAS series by Brian Michael Bendis.
Thanks to Sora_thekey for the heads up.