Marvel has announced that our Tenth Doctor David Tennant will star in their new Netflix series, AKA Jessica Jones, playing the villain Kilgrave, also known as the Purple Man. David will star opposite Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter, who will play Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
“I’m so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character,” said Executive Producer Melissa Rosenberg. “He can deliver the most heart-wrenching moment to the driest of lines, and all points in between. He’ll make Kilgrave a truly original villain.”
“Anyone familiar with David’s work knows he brings an incredible level of dedication to any role he inhabits, a level we knew we would need from the man playing Kilgrave,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “While most know him for his roles as a hero, we can’t wait to unleash a whole new side of this talented actor.”
The thirteen-episode series will focus on Jessica Jones, who is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective in New York City after her superhero career comes to a tragic end. Jessica will get pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities.