Marvel Studios have reportedly found their Misty Knight for the Netflix series Luke Cage in actress Simone Missick, reports Deadline. According to the Hollywood trade, the character is a former New York police officer who loses her arm but has it replaced with a robotic one by Tony Stark. In the Luke Cage series, Knight will reportedly operate a detective agency and assist Cage (played by Mike Colter).
In comic books, Knight has been a well-connected character, teaming at times with characters such as Spider-Man and Iron Fist, and was even Jean Grey's roommate for a period when Grey took a sabbatical from the X-Men.
She is best known, however, as the frequent partner Colleen Wing, who has not been mentioned yet for Luke Cage or any other Marvel Studios project. In comic books, the two of them co-found the Nightwing Restorations detective agency. Knight was romantically linked for many years to Iron Fist, whom is scheduled to receive a solo Netflix series after Luke Cage.
Actress Simone Missick is best known for a small role in Ray Donovan, and this will be her first recurring role in a TV series.
Luke Cage is scheduled to begin filming later this year, but no airdate has been announced.