MUSTAFA SHAKIR AND GABRIELLE DENNIS JOIN SEASON TWO OF THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES, "MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE"
Returning Cast Include Mike Colter, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi and Rosario Dawson
LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2017 - Marvel Television and Netflix announced that Mustafa Shakir (The Deuce, The Night Of) and Gabrielle Dennis (Insecure, Rosewood) have joined the cast in the sophomore season of MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE, set to premiere in 2018. All 13-episodes of the first season of MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE are now streaming on Netflix.
Shakir has been cast as 'John McIver,' a natural leader, brimming with charisma, whose mission is focused on Harlem and vengeance.
Dennis will play the role of 'Tilda Johnson' who is a brilliant, holistic doctor with a complicated history in Harlem where, as much as she tries to stay far from trouble, it seems to always find her.
"Mustafa's incredible presence and power ignited us from our first meeting, and Gabrielle brings the charm and smarts to a very complicated role," remarked executive producer, Jeph Loeb. "Both will be wonderful additions to our already magnificent cast."
"I can't wait for audiences to see the compelling paces we put both Mustafa and Gabrielle through," said Marvel's Luke Cage executive producer and showrunner, Cheo Hodari Coker. "From the moment you see each of them on screen, I feel they will be powerful additions to the world of Marvel and Harlem's Luke Cage."
Shakir and Dennis will join returning cast members Mike Colter as 'Luke Cage,' Simone Missick as 'Misty Knight,' Rosario Dawson as 'Claire Temple,' Alfre Woodard as 'Mariah Dillard,' and Theo Rossi as 'Shades.'
About MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE:
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a man trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City.
MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE is Executive Produced by Cheo Hodari Coker ("Ray Donovan," "Southland") and A�da Croal ("The Returned," "True Blood") as Co-Executive Producer, along with Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Punisher," "Marvel's Inhumans"), and Jim Chory ("Marvel's Punisher," "Marvel's Inhumans").
About Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Television
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
Marvel Television develops and produces some of the world's most creative and popular live-action and animated programming for broadcast and cable television networks plus digital platforms including a historic deal with NETFLIX. Its portfolio of self-produced series includes "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," for ABC, "Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Luke Cage," Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "Marvel's Jessica Jones," "Marvel's Iron Fist" for NETFLIX and "Marvel's Avengers" and "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" for Disney XD. Marvel is a co-producer on "Legion" (FX). Marvel Television's upcoming projects include "Marvel's The Defenders" for NETFLIX as well as "Marvel's The Punisher" (NETFLIX), "Marvel's Inhumans" (ABC), "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" and "Marvel's New Warriors" (FREEFORM), "Marvel's Deadpool" animated series (FX), and "Marvel's Runaways" (Hulu). For more information, visit marvel.com. � 2017 MARVEL
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