Neema Barnette, Millicent Shelton, Kasi Lemmons, Steph Green and Salli Richardson-Whitfield Among Luke Cage Season 2 Directors
nearly half of the 13 episodes for season 2 of Marvel Television and Netflix’s “Marvel’s Luke Cage”will directed by women. Among the chosen are Neema Barnette, Millicent Shelton, Kasi Lemmons, Steph Green and Salli Richardson-Whitfield, who will be joining Lucy Liu. Liu was previously announced by Marvel back in July 2017 as the director for the second season opener. For its first season, no women were hired for the initial 13 episodes.
With the exception of the second season of Jessica Jones, which had an all-women directing crew for all of its 13 episodes, this is the most amount of women directors for any of the Marvel TV series (Daredevil, Iron Fist, The Defenders, The Punisher The Gifted, Runaways, Inhumans, Legion, and the now-cancelled Agent Carter) in one season.
Season 2 of Luke Cage will debut on Netflix on June 22nd.