Netflix’s Jessica Jones has been renewed for a second season, and while that news alone is pretty good, the fact that it’s also now becoming a bit of a girls club is so much better. Yep, according to executive producer, Melissa Rosenberg, the show intends to exclusively employ female directors for Season 2.
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Seriously, we couldn’t be more excited.
According to Variety, Rosenberg revealed the news during her panel at the Transforming Hollywood 7: Diversifying Entertainment conference at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism on Friday. A similar move made headlines earlier this year when Ava DuVernay’s new show, Queen Sugar, confirmed that it would have an all-female director lineup, and Rosenberg explained that the decision to have all 13 episodes of the Marvel Comics superhero series directed by women was not initially her idea, but rather that it came from someone else involved in production. It was, however, an idea that she immediately got on board with.
All 13 episodes of @JessicaJones S2 will be directed by women, EP Melissa Rosenberg says at her @transformhwood panel. @tallgirlmel #TH7
— Mo Ryan (@moryan) October 22, 2016
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While there have been few details revealed about the storyline of Jessica Jones‘ second season, Rosenberg did speak about having an inclusive and diverse behind-the-scenes team, saying it was “a conscious decision and it’s very important that showrunners do that.”
Twitter has been abuzz with reactions to the news, and it’s clear that a lot of people are excited that the show is giving women in the industry more opportunities.
One of the best things to come out of #TH7 yesterday: Women Will Direct Every Episode of Jessica Jones Season 2 https://t.co/xmdY0Owsrb
— Amanda Timpson (@amandarin) October 22, 2016
An amazing talk btwn @henryjenkins Melissa Rosenberg & @MDSCInitiative on inclusion, @JessicaJones & creating change. @transformhwood #th7
— Annenberg Inclusion Initiative (@Inclusionists) October 22, 2016
@tallgirlmel Showrunner/creator for #JessicaJones talks hiring only female directors for season 2 #TH7 #Amazing!!! pic.twitter.com/luuCmt4JN2
— Olivia Cordell (@theprincess_liv) October 22, 2016
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