The Luke Cage Villains Conspire in New Set Photos

The Luke Cage villains appear in new set photos

Following yesterday’s confirmation that Alfre Woodard had joined the cast of Marvel’s Luke Cage, new photos from the set of the series have debuted online featuring the Luke Cage villains – Woodard as Harlem politician Mariah Dillard and Mahershala Ali as her cousin, Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes. Check out the pair, who will prove to be a thorn in Luke Cage’s side, in the gallery below.

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city–forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

Cheo Hodari Coker (Notorious, “NCIS: Los Angeles”) will serve as executive producer and showrunner of the anticipated series, Marvel’s Luke Cage. Coker is writing the first two episodes of the series that will premiere in 2016, everywhere that Netflix is available.

Created by Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr., Luke Cage is one of the most popular street level heroes in the Marvel Universe who possesses superhuman strength and impenetrable skin. He’s also a friend and frequent business partner with Danny Rand aka Iron Fist, who will also be getting his own series on Netflix.