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Fans may be disappointed to learn that David Tennant won’t appear as Kilgrave in Netflix’s ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 3.  Kilgrave used his mind-control powers to terrorized the show’s title character, played by Krysten Ritter, during the program’s first season, and appeared in the form of hallucinations in the second.  Perhaps Jones has simply exorcized this ghost from her past.

Tennant has moved on to portraying the demon Crowley in the upcoming Amazon Video series ‘Good Omens’ based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

He is currently promoting that series, but he did take a few minutes to address the cancellation of ‘Jessica Jones’, to which he takes a rather rosy perspective.  As he said:

“I don’t really regard it as a cancellation so much as something having the life that it should have.  Three seasons of that story is great. Rather than thinking of it as something that was canceled, I think of it as something that had three seasons that will live in the memory.”

‘Jessica Jones’ Season 3 will be released on Netflix on an undisclosed date this year.  Once it arrives, it will be the final installment of the Netflix Marvel wave of shows which began in 2015.  In addition to the three seasons of ‘Jessica Jones’, Netflix produced three seasons of ‘Daredevil’, two seasons of ‘Luke Cage’, ‘Iron Fist’, and later-addition ‘The Punisher’, as well as the eight-episode crossover ‘The Defenders’.  But with Marvel’s parent company Disney assuming a controlling interest in one of Netflix’s biggest competitors, Hulu, this year, and with the launch of a separate family-friendly streaming service, Disney+, Netflix chose to sever ties.

Speaking of competing streaming services, ‘Good Omens’ premieres on Amazon Video on May 31.  This series was created and written by Gaiman, and directed by Douglas Mackinnon.  In addition to Tennant, the show stars Michael Sheen, Anna Maxwell Martin, Jon Hamm, Josie Lawrence, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, and Nick Offerman, with Frances McDormand narrating.

Source: Entertainment Weekly