The cast is really coming together for Marvel’s ‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones‘ as three more faces have been added to the upcoming series. With the show to be released on Netflix later this year it was only a matter of time before we started to get the full cast fleshed out. Joining Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones will be Eka Darville (‘The Originals’,’Spartacus: War of the Damned’), Erin Moriarty (‘The Watch’,’After the Dark’), and Wil Travel (‘Once Upon a Time’,’Primal’). ‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones’ is one of Netflix’s four upcoming Marvel themed series.
Darville will be playing Jessica’s neighbor Malcom. His life is set to cross paths with Jessica’s in a surprising way. Moriarty is tackling the role of Hope who will end up becoming a client of Jessica’s private investigation business, Alias Investigations. Finally Travel will be playing a “by-the-book” police officer for New York. Detectives and police can either get along really well or not at all, so it’ll be interesting to see how these two interact with one another.
According to Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television, “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.”
The three will be joining a cast that already consists of Rachael Taylor as Jessica’s best friend and potential super hero Trish Walker, David Tennant who will be playing the villainous Killgrave, Carrie-Anne Moss in a mystery role, and finally Mike Colter who is lined up to be introduced as Luke Cage before starting his own series.
‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones’ is the second Marvel Netflix series in the works and will follow up ‘Daredevil’ which is being released this April. The series will be followed by Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and a series that brings these street level characters together titled ‘The Defenders’.
Are you looking forward to the release of ‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones’ later this year? Which Marvel Netflix series are you most excited for?