Mike Colters is cast as Luke Cage in Netflix Defenders series

Published On December 24, 2014 » 983 Views» By Darren Dimmick » News, TV
Netflix and Marvels Defenders series is coming nicely together, with latest announcement being that Mike Colter is to star as Luke Cage.

The Marvel Comics adaptation will follow Daredevil in leading to Netflix team-up miniseries Defenders.

Colter will play the mysterious Cage, whose secret past plays a pivotal role in determining Jones’s future.

Colter is primarily known for his work on HALO: NIGHTFALL as well as series THE FOLLOWING, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, and big screen parts in MEN IN BLACK 3 and SALT

It was recently announced that Breaking Bad’s Krysten Ritter is to play the title role on Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones.

Executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg said: “Mike embodies the strength, edge and depth of Luke Cage. We’re excited to have him bring this iconic Marvel character to life.”

Executive producer/Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb said: “Fans have longed to see Luke Cage and in Mike we’ve found the perfect actor.

“Viewers will get to meet Luke Cage in Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones, and experience why he is such an important super hero in the Marvel mythos.”

Netflix seem to be building there own Marvel universe, in a similar way has Marvel Studios has done with the Avengers.

Marvel’s Daredevil will kick off the Netflix series in May 2015.

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