David Tennant battles Jessica Jones on Netflix

Former Doctor Who and Broadchurch star David Tennant has been cast in Netflix’s forthcoming comic book series Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones.

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Tennant will play villain Kilgrave in the 13-part series, which will launch online later this year following Marvel’s Daredevil.

Described as an enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past, Kilgrave’s reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero’s world.

Tennant will star alongside Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter, who will play Jessica Jones and Luke Cage respectively.

The series was developed by executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.

Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.