Marvel have announced that David Tennant has been cast as the lead villain in the upcoming A.K.A. Jessica Jones.
The Doctor Who star will play Zebediah Kilgrave, also known as The Purple Man, in the Netflix series.
Here is the official description for Kilgrave’s role in the show;
“After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City. An enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past, Kilgrave’s reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero’s world.”
Executive producer Melissa Rosenburg is delighted by Tennant’s casting;
“I’m so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character. 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.”
Marvel Head of Television Jeph Loeb also commented;
“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. While most know him for his roles as a hero, we can’t wait to unleash a whole new side of this talented actor.”
Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones has yet to be given an air date for Netflix.