Marvel’s Luke Cage Netflix series might have found its star

Has the Luke Cage Netflix TV show found its leading man?

Mike ColterWith the announcement that Krysten Ritter had been cast as Jessica Jones, it also looks like Marvel and Netflix might have found their Luke Cage.

In the same Deadline report as the Jessica Jones news, the site reported that Ritter had been doing chemistry readings with Mike Colter, who they say is “believed to be the choice for male lead Luke Cage.”

Unlike Ritter, Colter’s best known for his dramatic work. He’s got a lot of TV experience, starring in The Good Wife, American Horror Story and The Following, as well as appearing in movies like Men In Black 3, Zero Dark Thirty and Million Dollar Baby.

As previously reported, Marvel and Netflix plan for Luke Cage to appear in six or seven episodes of Jessica Jones  before spinning off into his own solo show.

Jessica Jones will air some time on Netflix in 2015. For more on the comics that have inspired the show, pick up our 100 All-Time Greatest Comics bookazine now!