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17 items from 2015


Rachael Taylor Set To Play Hellcat in 'Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones'

29 January 2015 3:19 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that Rachael Taylor will star as Patricia “Trish” Walker in "Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones," an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following "Marvel's Daredevil."

Trish is a syndicated radio talk show host, former model and child TV star known to her adoring fans as "Patsy" Walker. As Jessica Jones’ closest friend, Trish helps her embark on the most dangerous case of Jessica's career.

The character of Patricia Walker has roots dating back to 1944 with her first appearance in Miss America Magazine #2, and in the comics Walker donned the super hero identity of Hellcat in 1976.

Taylor will star opposite Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), David Tennant (Kilgrave), and Mike Colter (Luke Cage) in the Netflix original series. “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” was developed by Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (“Dexter”).

Rosenberg said:

“The character is a star and a powerhouse, and required an actress who is both. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Rachael Taylor Join's Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones

29 January 2015 2:54 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The rate of casting announcements for the second of the Marvel/Netflix series, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, is increasing. With David Tennant now set as the villainous Purple Man, the forces of good got a boost with word that Rachael Taylor will play Jones’s best friend and confidante, Patricia “Trish” Walker on the show.Trish, a former model and child TV star, hosts a syndicated radio talk show and is Jessica's (Krysten Ritter) closest friend. Jessica will need all the help she can get, as after suffering serious Ptsd following her brief run as a superhero, she sets up a detective agency and ends up helping people with extraordinary abilities.The character is a star and a powerhouse, and required an actress who is both,” says show-runner Melissa Rosenberg. “Rachael is all that and more!”“Rachael's ability to embody a character that must balance both the darker and lighter elements »

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'Jessica Jones' Adds Rachael Taylor as Hellcat

29 January 2015 1:01 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that Rachael Taylor will star as Patricia "Trish" Walker in Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones, an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following Marvel's Daredevil. Trish is a syndicated radio talk show host, former model and child TV star known to her adoring fans as "Patsy" Walker. As Jessica Jones' closest friend, Trish helps her embark on the most dangerous case of Jessica's career.

The character of Patricia Walker has roots dating back to 1944 with her first appearance in Miss America Magazine #2, and in the comics Walker donned the super hero identity of Hellcat in 1976.

Taylor will star opposite Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), David Tennant (Kilgrave), and Mike Colter (Luke Cage) in the Netflix original series. Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones was developed by Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (Dexter), who had this to say in a statement.

"The character is a star and a powerhouse, »

- MovieWeb

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Rachael Taylor To Play 'Patsy Walker'/'Hellcat' In A.K.A. Jessica Jones

29 January 2015 12:35 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Marvel and Netflix have announced today that Rachael Taylor will play Patricia "Trish" Walker in Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones. According to the official description, "Trish is a syndicated radio talk show host, former model and child TV star known to her adoring fans as "Patsy" Walker. As Jessica Jones’ closest friend, Trish helps her embark on the most dangerous case of Jessica's career." Despite being on the somewhat on the obscure side, this character has been around since the '40s, and became Hellcat in 1976. Will that happen in this series? It remains to be seen.    "The character is a star and a powerhouse, and required an actress who is both," showrunner Melissa Rosenberg said in a statement today. "Rachael is all that and more!" Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television adds, "Rachael's ability to embody a character that must balance both the darker and lighter elements »

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David Tennant set to star as Kilgrave in A.K.A. Jessica Jones

27 January 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

David Tennant is to star in Marvel's 'A.K.A. Jessica Jones'. The 43-year-old actor - who recently won the National Television Award for Special Recognition - has been cast in the role of Kilgrave in the new 13-episode series, which is set to premiere on Netflix later this year. Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg said: ''I'm so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character. ''He can deliver the most heart-wrenching moment to the driest of lines, and all points in between. He'll make Kilgrave a truly original villain.'' Jeph Loeb, the Executive Producer and Marvel's Head of Television, also revealed he is »

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David Tennant cast as villain in Marvel's Aka Jessica Jones

27 January 2015 12:28 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The tenth Doctor himself David Tennant will play villain Kilgrave in Marvel’s Aka Jessica Jones series…

Exciting news this, it’s been announced that the tenth Doctor himself, David Tennant, will be taking on the role of a key villain in Marvel’s Aka Jessica Jones Netflix series. The news came yesterday from an official Marvel announcement, which confirmed Mr Tennant would be portraying ‘the villainous Kilgrave’ throughout the 13-episode series. 

With this longer-form storytelling framework, we would expect more screentime for Tennant than his Doctor Who predecessor Christopher Eccleston got in Thor: The Dark World. He joins Krysten Ritter, who has already been confirmed as the title character Jessica Jones.

The announcement described Kilgrave as ‘an enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past, [whose] reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero’s world.’ This plays nicely into the traditional Jessica Jones bio which paints her as a hero-turned-detective, »

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Marvel casts David Tennant as truly heinous 'A.K.A. Jessica Jones' villain

26 January 2015 2:25 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Marvel announced today that they have found their villain for the Netflix original show “A.K.A. Jessica Jones.” Former Time Lord David Tennant will be stepping into the Purple Man’s dashing suits. To quote Wikipedia (I know, I know), Killgrave’s superpower is that “[h]is body produces pheromones which allow him to verbally control the actions of others.” David Tennant has been cast to play an emotionally manipulative Grimace. Basically, he's Prince Xizor from “Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire,” only slimier. Hopefully the “A.K.A. Jessica Jones” writers have the deft touch needed when dealing with a villain who uses his superpower to roofie women and has a history of gross manipulation that regularly wanders into trigger warning territory. Tennant will star opposite Krysten Ritter in the titular role and Mike Colter who will play Jessica’s husband Luke Cage. The show is being developed by executive producer Melissa Rosenberg. »

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David Tennant Is Purple Man In A.K.A. Jessica Jones

26 January 2015 1:31 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Despite the fact that they’ve chosen Breaking Bad’s Krysten Ritter to play Jessica Jones, it’s still a little difficult to get excited about her upcoming Netflix series. After all, the character – who is admittedly a fan-favourite – doesn’t really hold the appeal that the likes of Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist do!

Perhaps that’s why Cage will appear in the series? Regardless, there’s one more reason to start looking forward to A.K.A. Jessica Jones this evening as Broadchurch and former Doctor Who star David Tennant has been cast as the villainous Killgrave.

In the comics, “Killgrave” is of course better known as The Purple Man. The villain left Jessica traumatised after using his persuasive powers to humiliate and degrade her, and no one can resist doing what he says after opening his mouth. According to the official description for this version, Tennant will play Killgrave, »

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David Tennant Joins Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones TV Series

26 January 2015 1:21 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Former time lord David Tennant has been cast in Marvel’s upcoming TV series, A.K.A. Jessica Jones. The Broadchurch and Doctor Who alum has signed on to appear as the show’s chief villain, Zebediah Kilgrave.

Tennant will be joining the previously-cast Krysten Ritter, who nabbed the coveted lead role of Jones, a former superhero who establishes a New York City detective agency to aid those with unusual abilities. It’s safe to assume at some point her path will cross with that of Kilgrave, whose name suggests he might not an amiable sort.

Known by most Jessica Jones die-hards as The Purple Man, Kilgrave is described as an “enigmatic man” who will return to Jessica’s world to wreak havoc. His impressive powers include the ability to hear the thoughts of those closest to him, though we suspect he probably won’t be doing much good with whatever information he gleans. »

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David Tennant Turns Purple For New Marvel/Netflix Production

26 January 2015 12:19 PM, PST | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

David Tennant is following his Tardis predecessor Christopher Eccleston into the Marvel Universe as a villain the upcoming Netflix series A.K.A. Jessica Jones! Starring Krysten Ritter (ABC’s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23), A.K.A. Jessica Jones is under the stewardship of showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. Tennant, currently on screens in series 2 of Broadchurch, joins a show with this interesting...

The post David Tennant Turns Purple For New Marvel/Netflix Production appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

- Christian Cawley

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David Tennant Is Marvel's The Purple Man

26 January 2015 12:13 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Former "Doctor Who" star David Tennant has joined the cast of Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series "A.K.A. Jessica Jones" according to a press release from the streaming giant.

The release indicates Tennant will play a character named Kilgrave, better known as the super villain Zebediah Kilgrave (aka. Purple Man). In the comics, he was a former Yugoslavian spy exposed to a chemical that turned him purple. It also gave him the ability to force his will onto other people.

The release describes him as "An enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past. Kilgrave’s reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero’s world."

Show runner Melissa Rosenberg says: "I'm so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character. He can deliver the most heart-wrenching moment to the driest of lines, and all points in between. He'll make Kilgrave a truly original villain."

Tennant joins Krysten Ritter »

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David Tennant Set To Play Kilgrave In 'Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones' for Netflix

26 January 2015 11:03 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that David Tennant will star as the villainous Kilgrave in "Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones," an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following "Marvel's Daredevil."

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

Tennant will star opposite Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter, who will play Jessica Jones and Luke Cage in “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones.” The series was developed by Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.

Rosenberg said:

“I'm so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character. He can deliver the most heart-wrenching moment to the driest of lines, and all points in between. He'll make Kilgrave a truly original villain."

Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television said:

“Anyone familiar with David's work knows he brings an incredible level of dedication to any role he inhabits, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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David Tennant Joins Aka Jessica Jones—He's Going to Make Trouble!

26 January 2015 11:02 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

David Tennant is going to cause trouble in Marvel's new Netflix series. The Broadchurch and Doctor Who veteran will play Kilgrave in Aka Jessica Jones, the upcoming Netflix series starring Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter.  "I'm so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character," Melissa Rosenberg, showrunner and executive producer of Aka Jessica Jones, said in a statement. "He can deliver the most heart-wrenching moment to the driest of lines, and all points in between. He'll make Kilgrave a truly original villain." Kilgrave, aka The Purple Man in the comic book series, is described as "an enigmatic figure from Jessica's past" and his »

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David Tennant joins Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones as The Purple Man

26 January 2015 10:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week some audition tapes for A.K.A. Jessica Jones surfaced online (although they’ve since been taken down), which appeared to reveal that the main villain of the upcoming Marvel / Netflix series would be Zebediah Killgrave, a.k.a. The Purple Man.

Well, as it happens, The Purple Man is indeed the villain, and now we know who’ll be playing him, with Marvel announcing that former Doctor Who star David Tennant has secured the role of Kilgrave and will join Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) and Mike Colter (The Following) in the cast.

See Also: Netflix unveils brief plot synopses for A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders

“I’m so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character,” said showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. “He can deliver the most heart-wrenching moment to the driest of lines, and all points in between. He’ll make Kilgrave a truly original villain. »

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'Jessica Jones' Gets David Tennant as Villain Purple Man

26 January 2015 10:26 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that David Tennant will star as the villainous Kilgrave (known in the comic books as The Purple Man) in Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones, an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following Marvel's Daredevil. An enigmatic figure from Jessica's past, Kilgrave's reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero's world. Tennant will star opposite Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter, who will play Jessica Jones and Luke Cage inMarvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones. The series was developed by Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, who had this to say about the casting in a statement.

"I'm so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character. He can deliver the most heart-wrenching moment to the driest of lines, and all points in between. He'll make Kilgrave a truly original villain."

Executive producer and Marvel's Head of Television Jeph Loeb had this to »

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David Tennant to Play Villain Kilgrave in Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ on Netflix

26 January 2015 10:20 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Doctor Who” star David Tennant has been cast as Marvel villain Kilgrave on Netflix’s “Aka Jessica Jones,” Marvel announced Monday.

After a tragic ending to her short-lived superhero stint, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City. An enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past, Kilgrave reappears, sending shockwaves through the former superhero’s world. Mike Colter will also star as Luke Cage. The series was developed by executive producer/showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.

“I’m so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted character,” said Rosenberg. “He can deliver the most heart-wrenching moment to the driest of lines, and all points in between. He’ll make Kilgrave a truly original villain.”

“Anyone familiar with David’s work knows he brings an incredible level of dedication to any role he inhabits, »

- Laura Prudom

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David Tennant to Play Villain in 'Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones'

26 January 2015 6:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The cast for upcoming Netflix series "Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones" is shaping up nicely, with David Tennant signing on to play the villain.

Marvel announced the casting Monday, revealing that Tennant would play a character called Kilgrave. "An enigmatic figure from Jessica's past, Kilgrave's reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero's world," the announcement said.

The "Doctor Who" alum joins the previously-cast Krysten Ritter, who's playing Jessica, and Mike Colter, who's playing Luke Cage.

Series showrunner Melissa Rosenberg praised Tennant's talent, noting that the actor's unique delivery would "make Kilgrave a truly original villain."

"Anyone familiar with David's work knows he brings an incredible level of dedication to any role he inhabits, a level we knew we would need from the man playing Kilgrave," added Jeph Loeb, an executive producer on "Jessica" and Marvel's Head of Television. "While most know him for his roles as a hero, »

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