Jessica Jones’ Showrunner Praises Krysten Ritter On Directorial Debut

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On June 14, the book will be closed on the Marvel-Netflix chapter with Jessica Jones season three. Krysten Ritter has portrayed the hard-drinking, strong woman, for now, three seasons of her own series, as well as one series of The Defenders. Now, it seems Ritter will also be able to add director to her resume as she has officially directed one of the episodes in the season. Something that showrunner Melissa Rosenberg raved about:

“It’s something she’s wanted to do for a long time and is certainly qualified to do. She and I started talking about it last season as well, but she’s in every scene of every episode so it just wasn’t possible. And then, as we were creating season three in the writers’ room we realized the scene had even been written already and someone went ‘Oh my god! She’s not even really in this!’ So, what a great opportunity.”

Rosenberg, in her interview with Comicbook.com; stated that it was easy to get Marvel and Netflix to agree on letting Ritter step into the director’s chair:

“Marvel agreed to it and Netflix did as well. So I was able to hire her as a director and it was really very serendipitous that it worked out that way. She just fricking nailed it, man. There was no sign whatsoever that she was a first-time director. I’ve worked with directors with far more experience that were not even as near organized and specific”

Are you excited to see Ritter’s directorial debut?