Marvel Television and Netflix announced that S.J. Clarkson has directed the first two episodes for the Netflix Original Series Jessica Jones. She was also an executive producer for the premiere episode.
Clarkson, known for her work in shows like Dexter, Bates Motel and Orange is the New Black, was described by Jeph Loeb, Marvel Television head, as having spectacular vision for the material and was praised for her sparkling talent, which will in no way be a small part in letting the world get to know Jessica Jones.
"We can't wait to work with her again," he added.
The series tells the story of Jessica Jones, whose superhero stint was short-lived after being manipulated by Purple Man into attacking Scarlet Witch and Daredevil. After being rehabilitate by S.H.I.E.L.D., she decided to renounce the superhero lifestyle and rebuild her life and career as a detective. However, the work she does for Alias Investigations isn't completely cut off from her old superhero world, pulling her into cases involving individuals in New York City with extraordinary abilities.
Jessica Jones will be played by Krysten Ritter. She will be joined by Carrie-Anne Moss as Harper, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and David Tennant as Kilgrave. The series lists showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (Dexter, Twilight), Liz Friedman (House, Elementary and Jeph Loeb (Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as executive producers. Marvel Television produced "Jessica Jones" for Netflix alongside ABC Studios.
First images for the show were released earlier in September. These were followed by a trailer called Good Morning released Sept. 26, where Jones is seen smashing an alarm clock in a room littered by clothes, newspapers and alcohol bottles. A new trailer also came out Sept. 30 titled Nightcap, which had Jones having one hell of a night with a Joan Jett song in the background.
Season 1 of Marvel's Jessica Jones will be made up of 13 one-hour episodes which will start airing on Nov. 20 anywhere Netflix is available.