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Krysten Ritter to debut as director in Season 3 of Jessica Jones

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Jun 27, 2018

Krysten Ritter will take an additional role on Jessica Jones next season — that of director.

Deadline reports the actress will make her debut behind the camera on a Season 3 episode of the Marvel/Netflix superhero/crime series. The show just began filming its third year in New York City, but it's not clear when Ritter (who's also a novelist, by the way) will direct her episode.

Ritter said about the assignment:

"I am beyond thrilled to make my directorial debut on Marvel’s Jessica Jones. The entire crew and cast has become family to me, and I’m so appreciative of the opportunity to work with our incredible team in this new way. I am so grateful that (showrunner) Melissa Rosenberg, (Marvel TV head) Jeph Loeb, Marvel, and Netflix entrusted me to take the reins."

**Spoilers for Jessica Jones Season 2 ahead**

Details about the segment she intends to helm are a secret for now. Season 2 ended with Jessica tentatively embracing a semi-normal existence with Arocho (J.R. Ramirez) and his son. But her mother Alisa (Janet McTeer) was dead at the hand of Trish (Rachael Taylor) and Malcolm (Eka Darville) went to work for Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss), resetting all those relationships for the season ahead.

Season 2 debuted on Netflix this past April and was generally well-received by critics, landing an 87 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 70 score on Metacritic. The show did get criticized for its pacing — a common complaint with the Marvel/Netflix programs — while some critics felt that it lacked a villain as strong as the premiere season's Kilgrave (David Tennant).

Last season's 13 episodes were all helmed by female directors, but the full slate for Season 3 has yet to be announced. Melissa Rosenberg is back as showrunner. A premiere date has yet to be announced, but Marvel also has new seasons of Daredevil and The Punisher on deck, both of which are likely to begin streaming first.

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