Jessica Jones, the Marvel series at home on Netflix, was greenlit for a second season earlier this year. In its first season it tackled some incredibly sensitive women’s issues, such as rape and assault, while also not shying away from women being squarely in charge or receiving just as much pleasure as men. In other words, Jessica Jones bravely painted a fuller, more comprehensive picture of women and treated them like actual human beings with valid opinions and concerns.
This earned them a Peabody and a second season.
Each episode, obviously, needs a director and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg revealed at ‘Transforming Hollywood 7: Diversifying Entertainment,’ a conference held Friday at USC, that each and every episode of the second season will be directed by a woman.
The first season had a handful of women directors, and they had planned to do something similar this year, going out to female directors first and then filling in the remaining gaps with whatever male directors were available. But, someone involved in the production suggested an all-female compliment and Rosenberg jumped onto the idea. In fact, even Marvel was also on board for the idea.
The only other details we got from Rosenberg came before the panel when Variety sat down with Rosenberg. She told the site then that “scripts were in the midst of completion” and that “shooting was set for next year.”
Of course, the next time we see Krysten Ritter slipping into her leather jacket will be along with the rest of the Netflix heroes — Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist — for the soon-to-be-filming Defenders.