Krysten Ritter Discusses Directing ‘The Girl in the Woods’

Krysten Ritter serves as director and co-executive producer of The Girl in the Woods. She directed the first four episodes, including the pilot. All eight episodes will begin streaming Thursday, October 21 on Peacock. The series is based on Crypt TV’s 2018 short film The Door in the Woods and the 2020 sequel The Girl in the Woods.   


In supernatural drama THE GIRL IN THE WOODS, monsters are real, kept at bay behind a mysterious door in a cult-like colony. Teenage runaway Carrie’s job is to guard that door, but when strange occurrences begin to shake the sleepy mining town to its core, she must enlist the help of new friends Nolan and Tasha. The group becomes an unlikely trio of monster slayers, determined to save their loved ones. As they fight back, Nolan and Tasha can’t help but wonder… can they really trust Carrie? Small towns sure can be Hell.

Ritter is best known for her role in Jessica Jones and The Defenders. Other notable television credits include Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, Breaking Bad, Gravity, Woke Up Dead, and The Blacklist. Most recently, the actress can be seen in Nightbooks. Her other film work includes Confessions of a Shopaholic, Refuge, Vamps, Life Happens, The Hero, Big Eyes, She’s Out of My League, Listen Up Philip, and more. She made her directorial debut on Jessica Jones. Upcoming, she will star in Love and Death.

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Ritter and I discussed creating the world of The Girl in the Woods, the supernatural element, what she wants the takeaway from the series to be, putting more strong and complex female leads out there, special memories from set, and more!

Watch my interview below for all the details: