LUKE CAGE Finds its Misty Knight

Written by Andrew Pollard Thursday, 03 September 2015

TV News

Fresh off the news yesterday that the show had cast the villainous Shades, today brings word that Marvel’s Netflix-exclusive Luke Cage has found its Misty Knight.

Deadline is reporting that the relatively-unknown Simone Missick has been cast as a character called Missy, but who it has been confirmed is the show’s take on Misty Knight. The comic book Misty made her debut back in 1975’s Marvel Premiere #21, created by Tony Isabella and Arvell Jones. Initially depicted as an NYPD cop, a bomb explosion would leave her without one of her arms. Ever the helpful sort, Tony Stark stepped in to construct a bionic arm for Misty. Since then, she’s largely worked alongside Luke Cage and Iron First, even becoming a love interest for the latter.

To debut next year, Luke Cage sees Mike Colter in the titular role (he’ll actually make his debut in the Krysten Ritter-starring Jessica Jones), Theo Rossi as Shades, and Alfre Woodard as Black Mariah. Also confirmed to appear is Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple, last seen in the brilliant Daredevil.

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