Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones News: David Tennant Cast As The Villain For New Netflix Show

By Donyae , Updated Jan 27, 2015 10:00 AM EST

The creators of Marvel's AKA Jessica Jones are going to bring a whole new group of fans to the Netflix show. Whovians. Brace yourselves, as David Tennant is joining the cast of the coming Netflix Original.

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Tennant is probably best known for taking on the role of the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who. This new role will call on him to be a bit less heroic. Okay, a lot less heroic as he'll be playing the villain, Killgrave in the series as released by Marvel. A complete role reversal for the type of character we're used to seeing him as.

"He can deliver the most heart-wrenching moment to the driest of lines, and all points in between. He'll make Killgrave a truly original villain," Melissa Rosenberg, executive producer and showrunner said.

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Tennant has also appeared in Broadchurch and Gracepoint which showed off some more of his acting chops.

Killgrave is also known as Purple Man which is a terrible codename but moving on. He releases some sort of pheromone that allows him to influence others. Which he uses to control people because he's a bad guy.

Also he's purple. Like, all of him. Hopefully that isn't kept in the show along with some of the more questionable parts of his origins.

Originally he was a Daredevil villain (I smell crossover!) but eventually ended up fighting against Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.

Marvel's AKA Jessica Jones is a 13 episode original series made for Netflix. It will primer this year following Marvel's Daredevil.

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