Marvel and Netflix have added another member to the cast. Deadline reports that actress Simone Missick has been cast as Misty Knight in ‘Luke Cage.’
According to Deadline, her character is described as “a former NYPD officer who gets a new bionic arm by Tony Stark after losing hers in the line of duty. She eventually launches a detective agency, helping 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. – via ComicBook.com
Missick joins a cast that already includes Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Alfre Woodard as Minetta (a powerful local politician who carries a big role in Luke Cage’s life), and Theo Rossi as Shades (a.k.a. Alvarez). Rosario Dawson reprising her Daredevil role as Claire Temple. Cheo Hodari Coker will showrun the third Marvel and Netflix series.
In ‘Luke Cage,’ Colter plays Cage, a wrongly accused man who, granted super-strength by a sabotaged experiment, escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
‘Luke Cage’ is expected to arrive on Netflix in 2016.