We already know that actor Mike Colter (“The Good Wife,” “American Horror Story: Coven“) will play Luke Cage in Marvel’s Netflix TV series. In fact, the character will be seen and introduced first on “AKA Jessica Jones” starring Krysten Ritter, due later this year. But when is “Luke Cage” coming?
Netflix and Marvel Television announced today that “Marvel’s Luke Cage” will premiere in some unspecified quarter of 2016. They also announced a new showrunner and executive producer: Cheo Hodari Coker. He was a co-executive producer on the second season of “Ray Donovan,” and prior to that was a supervising producer on the critically-acclaimed fourth season of the drama “SouthLAnd.” Here’s a rundown of his work:
Coker was a part of the SouthLAnd team that earned the show a 2012 Peabody Award. Coker also garnered a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing for a Dramatic Series for his work on that show. Coker’s feature film credits include Fox Searchlight’s rap biopic Notorious. 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 VIBE, Rolling Stone, Essence, among other publications. He is a graduate of Stanford University.
So maybe we’ll see “Luke Cage” in spring 2016, much like “Dardevil,” which premieres next month. Time will tell, but it looks like things are starting to get rolling, so hopefully we’ll know more soon.