Every Episode of JESSICA JONES Season 2 Will Be Directed by a Woman
According to Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, each of the 13 episodes of the second season of the Netflix and Marvel series will be directed by women. Rosenberg made the big reveal during her panel Transforming Hollywood 7: Diversifying Entertainment, which was held Friday at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
As you know, Marvel has been really trying to be progressive when it comes to diversity and bringing in a group of women directors to take on Jessica Jones is a step in the right direction. According to Variety:
Rosenberg said that in the second season of the superhero show, she had wanted to increase the number of female directors — a goal that Marvel was completely on board with, she noted. Given how in-demand many women directors are these days, she and her fellow producers had set their sights on booking women first, she said, and contracting male directors later in the pre-production process.
She didn't reveal who these directors would be, but they are finishing up writing the scripts for the second season, which they will start shooting in next year. Rosenberg previously talked about where Jones finds herself in the next season, saying:
"She was kind of messed up even before Kilgrave came along and so in Season Two we can explore what's possible for her moving forward. I learned from working on Dexter that you can advance the character, but you never want to cure the character. With Dexter, the moment he felt guilt or accepted that he was 'bad,' the show's over. He's no longer a sociopath. The equivalent for us would be if Jessica somehow recovered from the damage that had been done to her. People don't just heal, you don't go through that just to say, 'Oh, he got arrested, he's in jail, I'm OK now. ' That trauma is a huge part of who she is now."
There's no release date for Jessica Jones season two yet, but it's not going to happen until after The Defenders. I really do love this character, and I'm looking forward to seeing where season two take her.