Broadchurch's David Tennant cast in Marvel's AKA Jessica Jones
Broadchurch star and former Doctor Who David Tennant has been cast in a key role in AKA Jessica Jones, Marvel's new TV series.
The new superhero drama will premiere on Netflix later this year and will star Krysten Ritter, best known for her roles in Breaking Bad and Don't Trust The B***h In Apartment 23.
AKA Jessica Jones follows the travails of a superhero who is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition which leads to her hanging up her costume and opening her own detective agency, where she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes.
Tennant will have a recurring role in the limited-run series as Zebediah Killgrave, a villain more commonly known as the Purple Man, one of Jones' key nemesis.
The series is the second of four limited run Marvel TV series that will debut on Netflix, first is Daredevil, followed by AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.