The Sun reports that the former Doctor Who actor will play a police officer in a forthcoming ITV drama series inspired by the hit Scandinavian drama series The Killing which stars Sofie Grabol and airs on BBC Four in the UK. The new drama will be made by Kudos whose previous hits include spy drama Spooks and con-drama Hustle.
“This is not just another detective show with a quirky sleuth. There is more to it. It will be in the same vein as The Killing in that it will be suspenseful — just when you think you know what’s going on, David’s character will turn the whole thing on its head. It’s a challenging role but one he is relishing.” – A “source” quoted by The Sun.
The drama is expected to begin filming later this year for broadcast in January 2013. David Tennant shot to fame in BBC drama Casanova 2005 which led to him being cast as the 10th Doctor in Doctor Who. Tennant starred in the BBC sci-fi series until 2010 when he handed over to Matt Smith – he also appeared in spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures in 2009.
Since leaving Doctor Who the actor has made a wide variety of roles appearing in BBC One drama Single Father opposite Suranne Jones, narrating BBC comedy series Twenty Twelve, Sky comedy This Is Jinsy and is currently filming new BBC Four drama Spies of Warsaw.