Season 2 of Netflix’s “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” will exemplify girl power as showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has revealed that the upcoming season’s 13 episodes are going to be helmed by a roster of all female directors.
During her appearance at “Transforming Hollywood 7: Diversifying Entertainment” last month, Rosenberg explained that she wanted to increase the number of female directors for the sophomore run a decision that Marvel was completely on board with.
She added that someone from production suggested the idea and it was “a conscious decision and it’s very important that showrunners do that.”
Meanwhile, the executive producer remained tightlipped about the follow-up plot for the troubled protagonist portrayed by Krysten Ritter. She only stated that the scripts were in the midst of completion and filming is set for next year.
According to Gizmodo, the freshman season was made up of one-third female directors, which is twice the average compared to other television series, making “Jessica Jones” one of the most female-represented shows. It is the second show to announce this year their plan to book only women directors after Ava DuVernay shared last month that her own series, “Queen Sugar,” also did the same.
On a related note, director S.J. Clarkson who directed the first two episodes of “Jessica Jones” season 1 is returning to helm episodes 1 and 2 of the new team-up miniseries, “The Defenders.” She will also serve as the executive producer of the eight-episode limited series.
Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb shared that when it comes to her work, “S.J.’s take on the material is outstanding… [We] couldn’t think of a more talented and accomplished person to helm the first two episodes.”
Meanwhile, Ritter has recently been spotted filming for “The Defenders” which has the working title “Group Therapy.” It appears that the hero with super strength has not altered her look from season 1.
Netflix has yet to schedule the release date for “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” season 2.