Marvel has officially confirmed several cast members for their upcoming Luke Cage Netflix series.
The four actors officially announced to be a part of the series are Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, and Rosario Dawson.
Simone Missick (seen in the top left of the of above photo) of Ray Donovan joins the cast as Misty Knight, a Harlem police detective who is determined to learn the truth about Luke Cage. “We know fans have waited years to see Misty Knight brought to life, so we had to find the right actress,” said Executive Producer/Marvel's Head of TV Jeph Loeb. “Simone blew us away with her performance as the strong-willed cop on a mission.”
Theo Rossi (seen in the top right of the of above photo), known for his roles on Sons of Anarchy and Bad Hurt, joins the cast as Shades, a ruthless criminal with ties to Cage’s mysterious past. "Theo Rossi is a swiss army knife--no matter what you bring to him, he has a tool for it--and he’s playfully unpredictable,” said series Executive Producer and Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. “His Shades will be someone you hate to love.”
Frank Whaley (seen in the bottom left of the of above photo), of Ray Donovan and Pulp Fiction fame, climbs aboard as Rafael Scarfe, a hard-nosed NYPD detective who partners with Misty Knight in their Luke Cage investigation. “Frank Whaley has a wiry intensity that he’s imbued in Det. Rafael Scarfe,” said Coker. “He’s a great counterpart to Misty, and a wonderful actor.”
Rosario Dawson (seen in the bottom right of the of above photo), who has already debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe during Daredevil's first season, will reprise her role as Claire Temple. “We are thrilled to have Rosario in another one of our television series,” said Loeb. “Her performance as Claire Temple in Marvel’s Daredevil was astonishing and we can’t wait to see her shine in Marvel’s Luke Cage.”