The showrunner of Marvel's Jessica Jones, Melissa Rosenberg, announced on Friday that every episode of the show's upcoming second season would have one big thing in common—they would all be directed by women.
Rosenberg delivered the news while on a panel at a conference at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Variety reported. The event, appropriately enough, was titled "Transforming Hollywood 7: Diversifying Entertainment."
She said that her idea at first was just to increase the number of women directors, but that another (unnamed) person on the production had mentioned the all-women-directors idea, and she quickly agreed. Rosenberg said at the conference that increasing diversity behind the scenes was "a conscious decision and it’s very important that showrunners do that."
"When I interview a writer, I’m less interested in what you’ve been doing professionally than I am in where you’re from, what your parents do, what’s your life experience, what are you bringing to the table personally?" she continued. "I don’t want a bunch of people who look and sound [like me] and have the experiences I have."
Jessica Jones herself, actress Krysten Ritter, was thrilled about the news.