Reportedly Marvel has cast Mike Colter to play Luke Cage in the upcoming Jessica Jones series as well as the Luke Cage standalone series that follows it.
So who is Luke Cage? Luke is a youth who spends his time in a gang and finds himself in and out of juvenile homes until he is sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He agrees to volunteer in an experiment so that his prison sentence can be reduced. From this experiment, Cage gains superhuman strength and impervious skin. He escapes prison and clears his name. Now he uses his abilities to help others. Luke Cage was created by Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr. Luke Cage made his debut in 1972 with his own comic book series titled “Luke Cage, Hero for Hire”.
From what we hear, Cage will appear in 6 or 7 episodes of Jessica Jones prior to getting his own standalone series.
Also make sure to check out Colter in the upcoming Xbox Originals series, Halo: Nightfall, a live-action adaptation based on the video game Halo.