'Jessica Jones' star Eka Darville hints at playing a darker role as a full-time investigator in the upcoming season
Darville's character was one of the more natural developments in the show and the actor felt that it was a 'fun' role to play
As far as character developments go, Eka Darville's Malcolm Ducasse was the most noteworthy in the second season of 'Jessica Jones'. Initially shown as a drug addict, the character then turns into a private investigator. He manages to find a job with Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Ann Moss), a high-powered attorney.
Ahead of the third and final season, Darville spoke to comicbook and teased about the dark role he gets to play in his character. "I mean in a huge way," he said. "Where we find it in season three he's a full-time investigator with Jeri Hogarth and her new firm and goes after some very morally and ethically questionable things."
The 'Power Rangers RPM' star also added that his character's growth was more natural development. "He was kind of getting walked all over at so many different points and for him, it's really kind of drawing a line in the sand around self-respect and what he's willing to do in order to get respect," Darville explained. "Whether it's from Jessica or Jeri or from his new girlfriend or from the world at large."
"It's very fun to play, it's very different again from anywhere that we've been with Malcolm and yeah, I'm grateful for the whole experience."
The third installment featuring Jones, the super-powered private investigator, will be a 13-episode affair. Krysten Ritter, who plays the titular character, joins returning cast members Carrie-Anne Moss ('The Matrix') as Jeri Hogarth, Eka Darvill ('Empire') as Malcolm Ducasse, and Rebecca DeMornay ('The Hand that Rocks the Cradle') as Dorothy Walker, Trish's mom. The season will also feature Benjamin Walker, Jeremy Bobb, Sari, Tiffany Mack, Jessica Frances Dukes, and Aneesh Sheth in unknown roles.
This will also be the last time we'll see Jessica Jones on Netflix after the streaming platform canceled the Marvel show along with 'Luke Cage', 'The Punisher', 'Daredevil' and 'Iron Fist', as its partnership with Marvel has officially come to an end. Jessica Jones season three releases on June 14. The first two seasons of the show are available for streaming on Netflix.
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