David Tennant Joins Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones

David Tennant Joins Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones

January 26, 2015 0 By Alanna Smith

Marvel announced today that David Tennant will star in the 13-episode Netflix series Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones as Zebediah Killgrave, better known in the comics as the villain Purple Man.


Best known as the Tenth Doctor from BBC’s Doctor Who, Tennant joins cast members Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones and Mike Colter as Luke Cage. Scheduled to premiere this year, the show actually takes place after Jessica’s super hero career, and so Killgrave will be portrayed as a figure from Jessica’s past that has made an unwelcome reappearance. As Purple Man, Killgrave possesses the superhuman ability to command the wills of other people.

Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb expressed his high hopes for Tennant taking on the role, saying that “while most know him for his roles as a hero, we can’t wait to unleash a whole new side of this talented actor.”

What do you think? Is the former Doctor a good fit for the role?