Thursday, February 19, 2015

(UPDATED) Three More Added to A.K.A. JESSICA JONES Cast!

Marvel has yet to issue a press release, but The Wrap (among other reliable sources) have reported that three new cast members have joined the ever-growing cast of A.K.A. JESSICA JONES!
Three new cast members will be joining the Netflix series “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones.”
Eka Darville (“The Originals,” “Power Rangers R.P.M.”) will play Malcolm, Jessica’s neighbor, whose own journey will intertwine with her quest in “a surprising way.”
Erin Moriarty (“The Kings of Summer,” “Red Widow”) plays Hope, a young girl who becomes a client of Alias Investigations.
And Wil Traval (“Red Widow,” “All Saints”) co-stars as an NYPD cop who takes “protect and serve” very seriously.
The 13-episode series, which will premiere on Netflix this year, picks up Jones’ story after a tragic ending to her short-lived superhero stint. As she rebuilds her personal life and career as a detective, she gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
The cast will also include “Doctor Who” star David Tennant, who’ll play the villain Killgrave, Rachael Taylor as “Hellcat,” and “Halo: Nightfall” actor Mike Colter in the role of Luke Cage.
Eka Darville is represented by Paradigm, Erin Moriarty by CAA and Wil Traval is represented by Creative Representation.
“Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” premieres on Netflix later this year.
I'm getting more & more excited for this show, especially since Malcolm is now a character in the series. Yes, he doesn't play a huge rule in the comic - he's more of the comic relief, if you will - but I think adding the character to the show is a smart move. I'm hoping that, with his character being included on the show, we'll find out if Mattie Franklin has made her way into the series soon enough, or if they'll be replacing her character with a new one.

Source: The Wrap

Now updated with the press release from Marvel:

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.

“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. “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” was developed by Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.

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