Luke Cage, it’s time to meet your maker.
Cheo Hodari Coker (NCIS: LA, Southland) will serve as executive producer and showrunner of Netflix’s upcoming series Marvel’s Luke Cage, the streaming service announced Tuesday.
Coker, whose recent credits also include Ray Donovan and Almost Human, will write the first two episodes of the series, which centers on the street thug turned strength-enhanced hero originally seen in comic books.
The Good Wife’s Mike Colter will headline the Luke Cage series, which was originally announced as part of the Marvel/Netflix team-up that kicks off April 10 with a Daredevil series starring Boardwalk Empire’s Charlie Cox, continues with AKA Jessica Jones (starring Krysten Ritter), also gives Iron Fist his own show and culminates in a miniseries event that reimagines The Defenders, Marvel’s dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
Marvel’s Luke Cage will bow in 2016.
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