Published On: Sun, Dec 28th, 2014

Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’ ‘Jessica Jones’ roundup: Mike Colter, Krysten Ritter

The Marvel Universe will continue to grow with new shows set to stream on Netflix, beginning with Daredevil. Now the leads have been cast for Luke Cage and the Jessica Jones show, which will be called A.K.A. Jessica Jones.

Just in time for Christmas, The Good Wife star, Mike Colter has been cast as Luke Cage and will he’ll also be part of the big team-up movie, The Defenders, which will bring together Cage, Jones, Daredevil (Charlie Cox), and the yet-to-be-cast Iron Fist, according the THR.

Mike Colter will go from "The Good Wife" to the star of Marvel's "Luke Cage"

Mike Colter will go from “The Good Wife” to the star of Marvel’s “Luke Cage”

“Colter will make his Marvel universe debut with the recurring role opposite Krysten Ritter in Jessica Jones — the second of four dramas picked up straight to series — before being spun off to topline the Luke Cage show,” the article notes.

Ritter, best known for her work on Breaking Bad, Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars, has been cast to play the lead character. Jones is a superhero with post-traumatic-stress-disorder who retires and becomes a detective, helping both regular people as well as superheroes. Melissa Rosenberg is showrunning that series.

In a new statement, Marvel confirmed the news and the show’s title: Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones, the all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015

Luke Cage first appeared in his own series, Luke Cage, Hero for Hire, in June 1972. The character started as an ex-con who received superhuman strength following prison experiments. In more recent years, the character wound up in a relationship with Jessica Jones and joined the Avengers, eventually leading the Thunderbolts.

Colter’s credits include TNT’s upcoming Sharon Stone drama Agent X, Halo, American Horror Story, Ringer and features Men in Black 3 and Salt.

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