Hoping to right the gender imbalance in the industry and telling the tale of a female superhero better, Jessica Jones will be getting an all-female director lineup next season. The Marvel show’s executive producer Melissa Rosenberg confirmed the news at Transforming Hollywood 7: Diversifying Entertainment conference at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. According to Variety, the production first focused on trying to get as many female directors to work on the show. But it wasn’t until someone else in the team “floated the idea” of booking only women directors. There aren’t that much details yet about the second season of the Netflix show but it’s expected to go into production next year with a 2018 release.
Source: The Verge