Tennant to play the villainous Zebediah Killgrave…

Former ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘ Broadchurch’ star David Tennant has joined the cast of ‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones,’ Marvel’s 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following ‘Daredevil.’

Krysten Ritter (‘Big Eyes,’ ‘Veronica Mars’) leads the series, playing the titular character who, after a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City. Mike Colter also stars, playing Luke Cage.

Tennant will play Zebediah Killgrave (The Purple Man), an enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past whose reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero’s world

“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.”