UPDATED on December 12, 2017:
Check out the first trailer of the all-female directed Jessica Jones season two. The drama returns to Netflix on March 8, 2018.
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Women taking the lead both on-screen and behind the camera? We're all for it. Jessica Jones Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg took to this year's Transforming Hollywood conference to announce plans to put a different female director at the head of each of season 2's episodes.
With 13 installments in total, the move is pretty important considering how little ladies are represented in the world of direction, both in cinema and television. According to a study carried out by the Center for Women in Television and Film only 12% of small-screen directors are female.
Several series have come up against controversy in recent times for having a largely male, white staff. Fargo, Stranger Things and Game of Thrones have had neither a woman or person of color in charge of direction.
While no names have been given away for the moment, it shouldn't be long before more details emerge as production on the Netflix series is set to begin in November.
Marvel's Jessica Jones will, however, not be the first show to have a complete season led by a female director this year: Ava Duvernay (Selma) already held the reins to Queen Sugar's first season.
Jessica Jones is set to return in 2018. You can catch the first season right now on Netflix.