Marvel and Netflix today announced that Cheo Hodari Coker will be the executive producer and showrunner for their third joint venture, Marvel’s Luke Cage. Coker will also write the first two episodes of the series. In the announcement it was also mentioned the series will premier in 2016, though a specific date was not mentioned.
Mike Colter will be suiting up as Luke Cage in the highly anticipated series that will follow the first two Netflix and Marvel series Daredevil and AKA Jessica Jones. Daredevil premieres April 10.
Coker served as a co-executive producer on the second season of Ray Donovan, and prior to that was a supervising producer on the critically-acclaimed, fourth season of the drama SouthLAnd. Coker’s feature film credits include Fox Searchlight’s rap biopic Notorious. He authored the book Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G.
Marvel has announced their latest casting decision. Mike Colter will star as Luke Cage, making is debut in Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones. That series is one of the many series Marvel will be launching on Netflix in 2015. The series will be released after Marvel’s Daredevil.
Colter will star opposite Krysten Ritter who will play the title role. He will then likely headline his own series which has been mentioned as part of Marvel’s plans for Netflix.
During the course of an investigation in New York City, private investigator Jessica Jones encounters the enigmatic Luke Cage – a man whose past has secrets that will dramatically alter Jessica in ways she could never have imagined.
After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
Colter can currently be seen in the XBox original series Halo: Nightfall and has appeared in numerous television series.