Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce 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. Here's what executive producer Melissa Rosenberg had to say about Eka Darville.
"Eka brings such depth, humor and nuanced performance to the characters he plays, which makes him the perfect person to portray Malcolm. I'm looking forward to seeing what he will bring to this role."
"In Erin I immediately recognized an incredibly talented, mature and complex actress, who brings myriad levels to every scene. She has an incredible career in front of her and I'm delighted we have someone of her caliber for this important role."
Rounding out the new casting additions is Wil Traval, who plays an NYPD cop who takes "protect and serve" very seriously. Here's what Melissa Rosenberg said about the actor in another statement.
"Wil Traval is a very emotionally courageous actor, able be profoundly vulnerable, or venal, or funny or fierce. I've been searching for an opportunity to work with both Erin and Wil again, and am excited to see them in these roles."
Executive Producer and Marvel's Head of Television Jeph Loeb had this to say about all of the new casting additions.
"All three of these enormously talented actors bring even more layers of depth and nuance to Jessica's world. 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. Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones was developed by Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.
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. Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. For more information on Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones, and the other exciting new Marvel Television series coming to Netflix, stay tuned to Marvel.com.