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The upcoming Luke Cage series on Netflix just got some more star power. Reportedly, Alfre Woodard has joined the cast and will play opposite Mike Colter (Luke Cage). 

Reports Deadline:

Woodard will play a lead character listed on the breakdown as Minetta, a powerful woman in local politics who will have an impact on Luke Cage’s life. No one is commenting, but I hear she may actually be playing a version of Marvel villain Black Mariah, a nemesis to Luke Cage as well as Iron Fist. In the comics, she is a professional criminal and a drug dealer.

In Luke Cage, Mike Colter, who will be first introduced in the second Marvel series for Netflix, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, plays Cage, a wrongly accused man who, granted superstrength by a sabotaged experiment, escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

Renowned Hip-Hop journalist and television vet Cheo Hodari Coker is the executive producer of the forthcoming series.

Photo: WENN.com

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