We’re about six weeks away from Marvel’s next Netflix series, Iron Fist. However, given the packed schedule for Marvel Studios and Marvel Television this year, we have to spread the hype. Set photos have started to leak from The Defenders, showcasing Sigourney Weaver‘s mysterious villain Alexandra. When digging through the photos, one eagle-eyed redditor discovered that the name of the director for Episode 5 was visible: Uta Briesewitz. Primarily known as a cinematographer, Briesewitz has served as the Director of Photography for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and several episodes of The Wire.
Meanwhile, her directing credits include Jane the Virgin, Orange is the New Black and even an episode of Iron Fist. According to a report of episode names and directors from last week, Brieswitz also directed the fifth episode of that Marvel show, proving that Marvel is looking to re-use some directors who already have experience with the individual Defenders on their own shows.
We still don’t know exactly when we should expect to see The Defenders grace our screens, but we do know the eight-episode series will premiere at some point this summer.