Marvel has announced that S. J. Clarkson, who has worked on “Orange Is the New Black,” has also directed the first two episodes of the Netflix series “Jessica Jones.” She has also taken the burden of being Executive Producer of the premiere episode.
Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and head of Marvel Television, says, “S.J.’s vision of the material is spectacular. She drew performances from our cast that is nothing short of remarkable. When the world gets to know Jessica Jones’ name it will be in no small part from S.J.’s sparkling talent. We can’t wait to work with her again.”
In addition to “Orange Is the New Black,” Clarkson’s former credits include “Heroes,” “Dexter” and “Ugly Betty.” In her earlier career days, she co-created the British series “Mistresses” in 2008 and directed the film “Toast” in 2010.
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Earlier this year, “Daredevil” impressed everyone with thirteen episodes debuted on Netflix. Marvel’s “Defenders” has already been decided for a second season that will air next year on Netflix.
It has been confirmed that “Jessica Jones” will premier on November 20 and a cool teaser is seen to gain a huge popularity every passing day. Krysten Ritter of “Breaking Bad” is playing the lead role. Supporting cast includes Mike Colter as Luke Cage, while David Tennant is playing the main antagonist Zebediah Kilgrave, also known as Purple Man.
The audience is waiting to see how “Jessica Jones” lives up to “Daredevil” as both shows are interlinked and will lead to the heroes assembling for “The Defenders.”