JESSICA JONES series wins Peabody Award
EDITOR’S NOTE: When it comes to comparing Marvel television series, the Netflix shows crush the ABC network offerings. As a new viewer to Netflix, we are five episodes into the first season of JESSICA JONES and loving it. This show gets better with every episode. A well deserved award. Also enjoying both seasons of DAREDEVIL (my favorite), and non-superhero shows HOUSE OF CARDS and PEAKY BLINDERS.
from the official press release . . . . . . . . .
“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” has walked away a winner in the 75th Annual Peabody Awards! Earning its prize in the Entertainment category, the first time Marvel has won the prestigious award.
Held every year to celebrate the best in broadcast entertainment, news, and education, the Peabody Awards represent the best each form has to offer.
"We are all so tremendously grateful. Starting with Melissa Rosenberg, our incredible writers and producers, Krysten Ritter and David Tennant and our wonderful cast, the talented crew and everyone at Marvel Television, Netflix and ABC Studios, this show was a gigantic effort on everyone's part and to be recognized in such a prestigious way is breathtaking,” said Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of TV, Jeph Loeb. “Thank you!"
"The Peabody Awards celebrate the art and importance of storytelling, and we are immensely honored that the care and passion we brought to the telling of ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ has resonated with so many others,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner, Melissa Rosenberg. “We are so proud to be recognized in this way."
“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” now streaming only on Netflix, tells the story of Jessica Jones who, after a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.