Marvel TV and Netflix will produce a "Luke Cage" TV series for 2015, starring Mike Colter ("The Good Wife") as Marvel Comics' superhero mercenary, who will also co-star in "Jessica Jones", before spinning off into his own series:
Created by "Creepy" magazine writer/editor Archie Goodwin and illustrator John Romita, Sr. of "Spider-Man" fame, 'Luke Cage' first appeared in Marvel Comics' "Luke Cage, Hero for Hire" #1 (June 1972) :
"...A man called 'Lucas' was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. In exchange for parole, Lucas clandestinely underwent an experimental procedure, originally intended to generate immunity to all illness; instead, it inadvertently granted him steel-hard skin and heavier, enhanced muscle.
"After escaping 'Seagate Prison', Lucas forged the identity of 'Luke Cage', becoming a 'hero for hire', super-enhanced private detective.
"Later he formed a business partnership with the martial arts hero known as 'Iron Fist' in the Marvel Comics' series "Power Man & Iron Fist" and had a baby with 'Jessica Jones'.."