Simone Missick Joins the Cast of ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ as Misty Knight

Simone Missick / Misty Knight

Simone Missick / Misty Knight

With the first season of Daredevil now available on Netflix and Jessica Jones currently in production, it’s time to start casting more characters for Marvel’s third Netflix series, Luke Cage. Joining Mike Colter’s Luke Cage on the upcoming series will be the fairly unknown Simone Missick (Ray Donavan) as the Marvel Comics character Misty Knight.

Misty Knight made her first comic book appearance in 1975 in Marvel Premiere #21. A former police officer turned superhero, Misty Knight has been affiliated with the Marvel team Heroes for Hire, and has most recently headlined her own series alongside the character Valkyrie in the short-lived Fearless Defenders.

According to ComicBook.com, Misty Knight will appear on the series as a police detective who ends up teaming up with Luke Cage. Whether or not she will be supplied with her signature bionic arm from the start of the series is uncertain, but it’s safe to assume Simone Missick’s Misty Knight will join up with the rest of The Defenders in Marvel’s fifth Netflix series, which will include Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), and the yet-to-be-cast Iron Fist.

Marvel’s Luke Cage is currently filming in New York City and is set to premiere on Netflix in 2016. What do you think of this latest casting decision from Marvel? Feel free to let us know in the comments.

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