Here are a few photos from the set of the Netflix/Marvel series “Jessica Jones (courtesy of Comic Book Resources).
Mike Colter plays Luke Cage, joining Krysten Ritter as the title character, in the new series which is set to debut later this year.
The 13-episode series will follow private investigator Jessica Jones who encounters the enigmatic Luke Cage, during the course of an investigation in New York City. Cage is described as a man whose past has secrets that will dramatically alter Jessica in ways she could never have imagined. After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
“Mike embodies the strength, edge and depth of Luke Cage,” said Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. “We’re excited to have him bring this iconic Marvel character to life.”
“Fans have longed to see Luke Cage and in Mike we’ve found the perfect actor,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “Viewers will get to meet Luke Cage in ‘Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,’ and experience why he is such an important super hero in the Marvel mythos.”
Luke Cage will first appear in 6 or 7 episodes of the Jessica Jones series before starring in his own series, as part of the Netflix/Marvel collab, due in the next year or two.
“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.