Former Doctor Who star David Tennant will already enter the realm of comic books with a villainous role in the forthcoming Marvel and Netflix series AKA Jessica Jones, but that’s not the only comic book gig the actor has booked.

Tennat has just landed a role in the voice cast of Chew, the animated adaptation of the popular Image Comics title. His addition to the voice cast roster is bittersweet, however, because Tennant is taking a role that was originally meant to be filled by Robin Williams, before he passed away last August.

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Last month a friend of mine was telling me about this comic book series titled Chew, which he thought could make a great premium cable television series. And it looks like it might actually happen. The comics follow a cop who gets secret psychic impressions from whatever he eats (for example, if he eats a piece of the corpse of a murder victim to help figure out whodunit). It sounds like it has the potential to be a dark comedy series in the same category as Dexter. Deadline is reporting that Showtime has acquired the rights for a small screen adaptation of Rob Guillory’s bestselling comic book Chew.

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