By Sahil Patel
In comic books, Luke Cage is described as a “hero for hire,” offering his assistance to those who can afford it. He teams up with many characters from the Marvel universe, most often with Jessica Jones, a former superhero who now polices New York as a private eye.
Colter’s previous credits include “The Good Wife,” “American Horror Story: Coven,” and the Xbox original series/film “Halo: Nightfall.”
In the growing “Marvel Cinematic Universe,” Colter/Cage will first appear in the Krysten Ritter-starring “Marvel’s A.K.A Jessica Jones,” before getting a series of his own. In total, Marvel is producing five original series, including individual seasons for superheroes Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist, all of which will culminate in a mini-series event called “The Defenders.”
Spanning 13 episodes, “Jessica Jones” is set to premiere on Netflix in 2015, following “Daredevil.” The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg and Marvel’s head of TV Jeph Loeb serve as executive producers.