Coker will also write the first 2 episodes of the series, which will premiere in 2016 on Netflix.
Coker’s credits include serving as a co-executive producer on the second season of “Ray Donovan,” and was a supervising producer on the critically-acclaimed, 4th season of the drama “SouthLAnd.” Coker was a part of the “SouthLAnd” team that earned the show a 2012 Peabody Award. His feature film credits include Fox Searchlight’s Notorious B.I.G. biopic “Notorious,” and he authored the book “Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G.” as well.
Coker started his writing career in journalism and was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, and contributed to magazines like VIBE, Rolling Stone, Essence, among other publications.
It was previously announced that Mike Colter (“The Good Wife,” “American Horror Story: Coven”) will play the Luke Cage in the series.
“Marvel’s Luke Cage” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.