Marvel is wrapping up casting for Luke Cage, the third series in its four-series package for Netflix, premiering in 2016. We previously reported that Simone Missick (Ray Donovan), Theo Rossi (Sons Of Anarchy), Frank Whaley (Ray Donovan) and Rosario Dawson (Top Five) had joined theLuke Cage cast, and now Marvel has confirmed their characters with official descriptions.
Missick plays Misty Knight, a Harlem police detective who is determined to learn the truth about Luke Cage; Rossi is Shades, a ruthless criminal with ties to Cage’s mysterious past; Whaley is Rafael Scarfe, a hard-nosed NYPD detective who partners with Misty Knight in their Luke Cage investigation; and Dawson is nurse Claire Temple, reprising her role from Netflix’s Daredevil. Her blossoming friendship with Cage will have a major impact on both characters’ lives.
Mike Colter stars as Luke Cage, a wrongly accused man who, granted superstrength by a sabotaged experiment, escapes prison to become a superhero for hire. He becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern-day Harlem. But soon he is pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Marvel’s Luke Cage is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.