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The Originals alum Eka Darville, The Kings of Summer‘s Erin Moriarty and Red Widow alum Wil Traval are joining the show, Marvel announced Thursday.
The comic book drama is among four Marvel shows Netflix has picked up straight to series, with Daredevil bowing first on April 10. Jessica Jones will follow later this year, with Netflix committed to a minimum of four 13-episode Marvel series.
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Jessica Jones stars Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 alum Krysten Ritter as the title character, who is rebuilding her life and pursuing a career as a private detective after her short-lived stint as superhero ended tragically.
Darville will play Malcolm, a neighbor of Jessica’s whose life will cross with the private detective’s in a surprising way. Moriarty will play Hope, a young girl who becomes a client of Alias Investigations, Jessica’s business. Traval will play a by-the-book New York City Police Department officer.
The three join a cast also including Grey’s Anatomy alum Rachael Taylor, who will play Jessica’s best friend, Trish Walker; Doctor Who alum and Broadchurch star David Tennant, who will play the villain Killgrave; and The Good Wife‘s Mike Colter, who will play Luke Cage.
Jessica Jones is being overseen by Twilight‘s Melissa Rosenberg.
The character Jessica Jones was first introduced in Alias, the 28-issue Brian Michael Bendis/ Michael Gaydos comic book series published by Marvel imprint MAX. Jessica was a former Avenger who didn’t last long in the ranks of the A-list superhero team and who was overcoming a trauma revealed during the course of the series.