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Netflix, Marvel Pick ‘Luke Cage’ Showrunner, Cheo Hodari Coker

Netflix and Disney’s Marvel Television announced that Cheo Hodari Coker (“Ray Donovan,” “Southland”) will serve as exec producer and showrunner of “Luke Cage,” the street-hero series slated to premiere next year.

The companies previously announced that Mike Colter (“The Good Wife,” “American Horror Story: Coven”) will play Luke Cage in the series. Colter is slated to appear in Marvel’s “A.K.A. Jessica Jones” before headlining the “Luke Cage” series.

Coker is writing the first two episodes of the series, which is slated to premiere in 2016 in all territories Netflix is available.

Coker’s feature film credits include Fox Searchlight’s rap biopic “Notorious.” He also penned the book “Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G.” Coker started his career in journalism as a staff writer at the L.A. Times and contributed to Vice, Rolling Stone, Essence and others.

Marvel’s “Luke Cage” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

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