Simone Missick Cast As Misty Knight In Netflix's Luke Cage

As we, ComicBook.com, first reported and now confirmed by Deadline, street-level hero Misty Knight will make her live-action debut in the Marvel/Netflix television series, Luke Cage.

Actress Simone Missick (Ray Donovan) has been cast as Mercedes "Misty" Knight, a woman with a strong sense of justice. Based on our sources, Knight will appear on the show as a police detective that reluctantly teams-up with Luke Cage.

In the comics, Misty Knight was a decorated New York police officer whose life dramatically changed when her right arm was seriously injured during a bomb attack. Her act of bravery did not go unnoticed as Tony Stark supplied Misty with a bionic arm. However, the NYPD wanted to assign Misty to a desk-job so she resigned instead. At this point, her best buddy Colleen Wing talked Misty into starting a private investigation firm together, Nightwing Restorations. She then encounters Heroes For Hire, a superhero partnership consisting of Luke Cage/Power Man and Danny Rand/Iron Fist, who would eventually become the love of her life.

The cast includes Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Alfre Woodard as Minetta, Theo Rossi as Shades Alvarez and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.

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Luke Cage is filming in NYC now, for a likely 2016 release.