Netflix and Marvel have been hitting it out of the park. We already have 2 seasons of Daredevil, the first season of Jessica Jones, the first season of Luke Cage, and are about to get Iron Fist early next year before all the street level combine in The Defenders. Each show does a great job showing the gritty side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) was a pleasant surprise and it dealt with such hard-hitting issues as rape and control in a well-made psychological thriller and was told through the viewpoint from its female lead.
As the show gets ready for its second season, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg announced that the second season of the show will have a bit more estrogen than the first season. Every single episode of the second season of Jessica Jones will be directed by female directors. For the first season of the show, 9 of the 13 episodes were directed by men and next season will be 13 for 13 in regards to female directors. While there have been no announced directors just yet, it’s safe to assume that season one female directors S.J. Clarkson, Rosemary Rodriguez, and Uta Briesewitz are expected to return for the second season.
Much like Luke Cage, the show will have more representation for the demographic the show is centered around. Having a female perspective in front and behind the camera could add to the diversity of the show.