The second series of Jessica Jones is to be made by exclusively female directors.
Melissa Rosenberg, showrunner for Netflix’s Marvel series told the Transform Hollywood symposium that all 13 episodes of the series would be directed by women.
Screen Rant reports that, as yet, there is no confirmation of exactly who will be in the director’s chair. Filming is expected to begin in early November.
On the first series of the programme, only three of the nine directors were female. The show stars Krysten Ritter as a private detective with superhuman ablities.
The second series currently does not have an air date and while the plotline is still under wraps, Rosenberg has previously said it will see Jones continuing to deal with the sexual assault she suffered in season one.
It was revealed earlier this year that a new Jessica Jones solo comic is to be released.
The character was previously a part of the Alias story in the early noughties and its sequel The Pulse.
In July, Marvel announced the original Alias creative team were working on a solo Jessica Jones comic, following last year’s Netflix series centred around the private eye.
“I’ve worked with other artists on Jessica and always enjoyed it, but in my mind she never looks and feels and breathes and smells more like Jessica than when Michael [Gaydos, interior artist] draws her,” writer Brian Michael Bendis said, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Marvel said one of the reasons there has been such a long wait for new Jessica Jones stories was because she had moved on with her life, having a baby with her long-term partner Luke Cage.
Bendis says the new series sees her life becoming less together than when she last featured in a comic.