David Tennant joins Krysten Ritter in Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ on Netflix
Any situation that involves a former ‘Doctor Who’ star crossing into the Marvel Universe calls for celebration. It was confirmed this morning that David Tennant will be joining the highly-anticipated series ‘Jessica Jones’ in the show’s first season.
David Tennant has quite a few terrific series and films in his resume, but he may be best known for his work as the former Doctor on ‘Doctor Who’ from BBC when he played the tenth Doctor. Fans of Tennant can also watch him on “Broadchurch” and the American version, “Gracepoint.” Now Tennant will co-star in the new Marvel series, set to premiere on Netflix. In the new show Tennant will star as a villain named Kilgrave. The show was ordered straight to series with 13-episodes set to be released in 2015. The show will be following “Marvel’s Daredevil,” another Marvel series that will debut on Netflix.
Also starring in the series are the lead, Krysten Ritter, and co-star Mike Colter who is playing the role of Luke Cage. The series was developed by Executive Producer, and acting Showrunner, Melissa Rosenberg.
“I’m so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character,” said 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.”
Jessica Jones was once a super-hero, but unfortunate circumstances forced her to quit that life and take up a new one. She now works as a Private Detective that helps still-working superheroes catch their villains and solve their crimes.