Formerly a beloved time lord, David Tennant will now be playing a lead villain in a new Marvel series set to debut on Netflix. That’s right, the Tenth Doctor will be trading in his soft spoken charm and quick wit for a more sinister side as he’ll play Zebediah Killgrave (The Purple Man). Tennant was last seen playing Detective Alec Hardy in the BBC series, Broadchurch.
Jessica Jones is the wife of Marvel Superhero Luke Cage (Who is also getting his own Netflix series), and the series focuses on her as she tries to rebuild her life after a short stint as a superhero. She ends up as a detective focusing on cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City. Killgrave is an arch-enemy of Jones, and he has the ability to control others minds and actions which he actually uses on Jones herself in a rather unscrupulous manner in the comics. He is also literally purple, which is where he gets his name from.
I’m curious to see how close to the comics Marvel and Netflix sticks with this character. If he’s exactly like he in within the Marvel universe, he could end up being one of the most despicable villains on the small screen.