Originals and Empire Star Eka Darville Cast in A.K.A. Jessica Jones
Originals and Empire Star Eka Darville Cast in A.K.A. Jessica Jones
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Originals and Empire Star Eka Darville Cast in A.K.A. Jessica Jones

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Eka Darville may have met a dark end on The Originals as the gloriously-haired Diego, but the Australian actor is doing incredibly well in real life. He’s not only featured in Fox’s ratings powerhouse Empire, but has just landed a role on one of the most anticipated series of 2015: Netflix’s Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones. Who will Eka be playing?


According to Entertainment Weekly, Eka will be playing Malcolm, Jessica’s neighbor with whom her life unexpectedly intersects. Not much to go on, but very promising. Frankly, it would be cool to play a particularly well-lit tree on this show. Not only is it one of the first female-led Marvel screen properties (Agent Carter, we miss you already), but it is also the first of four shows Netflix has teamed with Marvel to create. If that isn’t enough to endear you to the show, then check out the amazing cast. The starring role will be played by Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B-- in Apartment 23) with David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Carrie-Ann Moss (The Matrix) also part of the ensemble.

We’re really happy to see Eka land such an awesome gig. He never got much to do on The Originals. Honestly, he was pretty much a redshirt from the start. Hopefully, he has better luck in the Marvel universe. Nobody ever dies gruesomely there, right?

Are you as excited for this show as we are? How cool is it that Eka has been cast in it? Share your thoughts and feels in the comments below!

The Originals airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!