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Cheo Hodari Coker named as showrunner on Netflix's Luke Cage series

03.31.2015
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With Daredevil set to premiere in a little over a week and AKA Jessica Jones in production, the third Netflix/Marvel partnership has now found a showrunner to foster the Luke Cage series into reality. Marvel.com has named Cheo Hodari Coker as showrunner on the untitled Luke Cage series which is set to feature Mike Colter in the lead role.

Hoker's name does not immediately ring bells like some other popular showrunners out there, but he has worked as executive producer on both Showtime's Ray Donovan and the cop series Southland. Coker has written for various magazines as well as the film NOTORIOUS about the rapper Biggie Smalls. He also won a 2013 NAACP Image Award for his writing on Southland.

Marvel is looking for showrunners who meet the vision of each of their series. While this does not mean that a woman needed to run AKA Jessica Jones or an African-American needs to shepherd Luke Cage, it does show that diversity is a priority as the studio expands the scope of their projects. I don't expect any of these series to cater to a particular demographic but they will have target audiences that can be enhanced with the right perspective from behind the scenes.

There have not been further announcements as to casting for the Luke Cage series, but with Coker on board I would anticipate more news soon. The series is tentatively slated to debut in 2016.

Source: Marvel.com

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4:42AM on 04/01/2015
Fun fact: "hodari" is a kind of a nickname for a hot dog here in Finland.
Fun fact: "hodari" is a kind of a nickname for a hot dog here in Finland.
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9:53PM on 03/31/2015
My absolute favorite Marvel Super Hero, I really hope they get this right, and so far it looks like they are doing a good job...
I am cautiously optimistic...
My absolute favorite Marvel Super Hero, I really hope they get this right, and so far it looks like they are doing a good job...
I am cautiously optimistic...
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4:52PM on 03/31/2015
Southland was amazing and I was so angry when it got canceled. Not a big Ray Donovan guy, but I see the appeal. Nice choice.
Southland was amazing and I was so angry when it got canceled. Not a big Ray Donovan guy, but I see the appeal. Nice choice.
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3:02PM on 03/31/2015
It would be amazing if this could somehow be a mixture of Ray Donovan, and Southland; quality wise and tone wise would do wonders for a character and series like this.

I mean, Daredevil looks fantastic with the whole 'The Wire' inspiration.
It would be amazing if this could somehow be a mixture of Ray Donovan, and Southland; quality wise and tone wise would do wonders for a character and series like this.

I mean, Daredevil looks fantastic with the whole 'The Wire' inspiration.
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3:25PM on 03/31/2015
I was just going to write the same thing. With Daredevil using "The Wire's" tone as inspiration for their show, I feel that Southland could be a similar tone for Luke Cage. Maybe Ray Donovan too, but I've never watched the show so can't comment.
I was just going to write the same thing. With Daredevil using "The Wire's" tone as inspiration for their show, I feel that Southland could be a similar tone for Luke Cage. Maybe Ray Donovan too, but I've never watched the show so can't comment.
3:25PM on 03/31/2015
And also, both shows having those respective tones would make it easier for them to mash up for a Defenders mini-series in a few years.
And also, both shows having those respective tones would make it easier for them to mash up for a Defenders mini-series in a few years.
3:31PM on 03/31/2015
A Defender miniseries would be cool. Especially with a darker, grittier tone.
A Defender miniseries would be cool. Especially with a darker, grittier tone.
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