Acclaimed actress Alfre Woodard is set to star opposite Mike Colter in the Netflix superhero series Luke Cage.
Marvel has brought on Cheo Hordari Coker to serve as the showrunner for their new Netflix TV series Luke Cage, debuting in 2016.
Mike Colter describes the Netflix Luke Cage series as 'gritty' and more focused on adult audiences.
Netflix confirms Jessica Jones is coming in 2015, while offering brief Luke Cage and Iron Fist story details.
Krysten Ritter and Alexandra Daddario are meeting for Marvel's Jessica Jones, while Mike Colter and Lance Gross are up for Luke Cage.
The actor actually took himself out of the running for the feature version, but now he's interested in playing the character.
Marvel, Disney and Netflix announced yesterday that all of the upcoming live-action series will be shot in New York, including Daredevil and Luke Cage.
Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist make up the four Defenders who live in Hell's Kitchen, coming to Netflix in 2015.
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All four shows are currently in development for a 2015 debut. They will culminate in The Defenders mini-series event.