David Tennant has been tapped to play the big bad in the upcoming Netflix series Jessica Jones from Marvel.
Tennant will play the villainous Killgrave, an enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past whose reappearance will send shockwaves through the former superhero’s world. The 13-episode series will premiere on Netflix in 2015. Twilight’s Melissa Rosenberg will oversee the series.
It’s interesting that Marvel.com says the series will premiere in 2015, as the head of Netflix said recently, that we may not see the series until next year.
The series stars Krysten Ritter as Jones, a former superhero who opens her own detective agency. It is the second in a series of shows that will lead up to a Defenders crossover miniseries, and is produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios, with Melissa Rosenberg serving as showrunner.
Good news for Tennant fans, and it will be interesting to see him play a crazy villain.