Marvel and Netflix announced today that David Tennant will star as the main villain Kilgrave in Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones. Tennant will star opposite Krysten Ritter – Jessica Jones, and Mike Colter – Luke Cage. The series was developed by Executive Producer Melissa Rosenberg. The Netflix original will be a 13-episode series premiering on Netflix this year. Marvels announcement lists Kilgrave as:
An enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past., Kilgrave’s reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero’s world.
Melissa Rosenberg said:
“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.”
Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb said:
“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.”