has announced that Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval have joined "Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones," an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following "Marvel's Daredevil."
Eka Darville plays Malcolm, a neighbor of Jessica’s whose own journey will intertwine with her quest in a surprising way.
“Eka brings such depth, humor and nuanced performance to the characters he plays, which makes him the perfect person to portray Malcolm,”
says Executive Producer Melissa Rosenberg. “I’m looking forward to seeing what he will bring to this role."
Erin Moriarty plays Hope, a young girl who becomes a client of Alias Investigations.
“In Erin I immediately recognized an incredibly talented, mature and complex actress, who brings myriad levels to every scene,”
explained Rosenberg. “She has an incredible career in front of her and I'm delighted we have someone of her caliber for this important role.”
Wil Traval plays an NYPD cop who takes “protect and serve” very seriously.
“Wil Traval is a very emotionally courageous actor, able be profoundly vulnerable, or venal, or funny or fierce,”
remarked Rosenberg. “I've been searching for an opportunity to work with both Erin and Wil again, and am excited to see them in these roles.”
“All three of these enormously talented actors bring even more layers of depth and nuance to Jessica’s world,”
said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “Together they help flesh out what is already a phenomenal cast in a series we believe will be truly remarkable.”
Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Rachael Taylor (Patricia “Trish” Walker), and Carrie-Anne Moss also star in the Netflix original series.
After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.