Simone Missick Will Reprise Her ‘Luke Cage’ Role in Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ Series

Simone Missick On Set of 'Marvel's The Defenders'

Steve Sands

Luke Cage actress Simone Missick is set to reprise her role of Misty Knight in Marvel’s The Defenders series, which will debut on Netflix in 2017.

The actress will see her hard-edged detective character inserted into the Avengers-style mashup series that will unite all of Netflix’s Marvel heroes, including Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Iron Fist.

Marvel Television made the announcement in a video posted on the show’s official twitter page. Production has already begun in New York City on the eight-episode original limited series.

“Marvel’s The Defenders” follows Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

Missick is represented by Pantheon, Elevate Entertainment, and attorney Chad Christopher.