One of the most famous incarnations of BBC's Dr. Who in recent years, David Tennant is stepping into the Marvel universe for the A.K.A Jessica Jones series that is coming to Netflix. He will be playing The Purple Man, Zebediah Kilgrave, While it's not known yet how closely the series version of Kilgrave will coincide with the comic version, in the comics Kilgrave can control those nearby with his pheromones and has rapid healing along with his purple skin.
The show itself has a 13 episode order in, and focuses on Jessica Jones, a detective who gets pulled into cases involving those with extraordinary abilities after an ending of a short lived super hero career. Jessica Jones will be played by Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23). Jessica Jones in the comics has gone by the super hero names Jewel, Knightress, and Power Woman. She's also been a detective, private investigator, and gets married to Luke Cage.