Acclaimed actress Alfre Woodard is near a deal to join the cast of Marvel’s Netflix drama series “Luke Cage”.
Cage (Mike Colter) will be introduced in this Fall’s “Jessica Jones” series before spinning off into his own show. In ‘Jones’, former superhero turned private investigator Jessica (Krysten Ritter) encounters Cage whose past secrets will dramatically alter her life.
Woodard would play Minetta, a powerful woman in politics who impacts the life of the hero. It’s suggested she may be a version of villain Black Mariah, a nemesis to both Cage and Iron Fist.
The series is scheduled to air sometime in 2016.
Source: The Live Feed