To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before: 'Star Trek' Just Hired Its First Female Director Ever
S.J. Clarkson, known for 'Jessica Jones' and 'Orange is the New Black,' is officially a part of the franchise family.
Star Trek is stepping into the future by welcoming the first female director in the history of the franchise: Congrats, S.J. Clarkson! While this news may be surprising (Seriously? The first ever?) it's a huge step in the right direction for female filmmakers and an important sign that the industry is changing.
Clarkson has an impressive background — she's known for Jessica Jones, Orange is the New Black, Bates Motel, Marvel's The Defenders, and Dexter.
Should everything go according to plan, Clarkson could play a hand in changing the film industry as we know it — especially the sci-fi genre, which is still male-dominated.
Your move, Star Wars.