Just a few weeks after the announcement that Krysten Ritter will be playing the titular role of Jessica Jones, it has been confirmed that Mike Colter has been added to the cast as Luke Cage.
The series will dwell within the Marvel Universe, following the tales of former superhero, now private investigator, Jessica Jones as she helps other superheros with their cases. “Mike embodies the strength, edge and depth of Luke Cage,” said Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. “We’re excited to have him bring this iconic Marvel character to life.”
“Fans have longed to see Luke Cage and in Mike we’ve found the perfect actor,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “Viewers will get to meet Luke Cage in ‘Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,’ and experience why he is such an important super hero in the Marvel mythos.”
Jessica Jones is expected to premiere in 2015.