‘Doctor Who’ Star David Tennant Joins ‘Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones’

The British actor is cast as the villain Killgrave on the Netflix mini-series

One of Netflix’s upcoming Marvel shows added a new name to its roster.

Former “Doctor Who” star David Tennant has joined the cast of “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” the studio announced on its official website Monday.

The British actor will play villain Killgrave, an enigmatic figure from protagonist Jessica Jones’ (Krysten Ritter) past. Killgrave’s appearance is said to send “shockwaves” through the universe of the superhero-turned-private detective.

Tennant was the titular star of “Doctor Who” for over 50 episodes of the BBC’s cult science fiction series, before hanging up his sonic screwdriver for good in 2008. The actor also famously starred as Bartemius in the fourth Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire.” More recently he starred on BBC America’s “Broadchurch,” and also on Fox’s U.S. re-imaginging “Gracepoint.” In both series he played a police detective named Carver.

Independent Talent Group and UTA represent Tennant.

As previously announced, “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” focuses on Jessica, a reformed superhero rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.

The 13-episode series is the second of five planned Netflix-Marvel mins. The others are “Daredevil,” set to air first, “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist” and “The Defenders,” which will see the heroes of the previous four teaming up.

“Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” is set for a 2015 release.