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‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 Brings What We Needed — All Female Directors
Netflix's breakout Marvel series is making superhero headlines for the best reason. 'Jessica Jones' will feature solely female directors for the show's second season.
Superheroines are finally having their well-deserved moment in the spotlight. From DC to Marvel to classic comic book characters, female heroes are truly taking the world by storm. Super, right?
It's rare to find a heroine who is equal parts badass and completely relatable, which is why we're completely in love with antihero Jessica Jones, the titular character of Netflix's hit Marvel Cinematic Universe series.
As if Netflix's dark noir drama couldn't get any better, the second season of Jessica Jones will feature all female directors. That's right, every single episode of season two will be helmed by a female director, essentially guaranteeing some completely intriguing and on-point plot lines. This is so important because of the show's domestic abuse plotline riding under the surface of the Jessica-Kilgrave relationship, and also for the future of women's equality in Hollywood.
The show's first season, comprised of 13 episodes, only featured three different female directors.
Melissa Rosenberg, the show's creator, announced the decision at the Transform Hollywood Panel:
— Mo Ryan (@moryan) October 22, 2016
Rosenberg's initiative is noble, considering a 2015 study found only 12 perfect of TV directors are women. With Jessica Jones embodying all the complex paradoxes of the modern millennial woman, it's only fitting female directors are being recruited to help flesh out her multi-layered narrative.
The show, even with only one completed season, expertly handled complicated dark topics such as rape, sexual assault, and PTSD in spite of its superhero premise. Krysten Ritter's portrayal of Jessica Jones has received widespread praise from comic book fans and TV viewers alike, and the series proudly sports a 93 percent approval rate on Rotten Tomatoes.
We can't wait to see what kinds of drama lie ahead for Jones and how these female directors will continue to expand on our heroine's already complicated persona. Though Jones is by no means a traditional superheroine, that's just what the Marvel Cinematic Universe needs.