Anyone that's watched Jessica Jones knows she’s the ultimate female superhero, and now the Netflix produced series is about to become the ultimate female show. At Transform Hollywood, the show’s executive producer, Melissa Rosenberg, announced that the new season will be directed by all women. Did you hear that? All women.
Not only is this a massive triumph for the show itself, it’s a massive deal for female directors all round. According to a report by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, women make up only 9% of directors among the top 250 grossing films, and only 12% of directors among the top 500. And it’s not just directing that’s affected, female writers, producers and editors only make up a small percentage of that report. Marvel is said to be completely on board with the decision to hire only female-directors, what a way to crush a predominantly male dominated industry. Bravo Netflix and Marvel, bravo.
If you’re unfamiliar with the show, firstly go home and watch season one immediately, and second let us refresh your memory. Based on a popular Marvel comic book, the story follows the life of Jessica Jones (played by Krysten Ritter), a freelance detective agency with super strength powers. The show was applauded by critics for its portrayal of a strong female protagonist and poginant themes. Oh, and FYI Jessica Jones is basically the female superhero we should all aspire to be - forget Catwoman.
It’s unknown yet who will be directing the new season, but filming starts in November – so keep your eyes and ears peeled.
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.