According to Shadow and Act, Marvel Television and Netflix have announced that Mustafa Shakir (The Deuce, The Night Of) and Gabrielle Dennis (Rosewood) have joined the season 2 cast of Marvel’s Luke Cage, set to premiere in 2018.
Shakir has been cast to play John McIver, described as a natural leader, brimming with charisma, whose mission is focused on Harlem and vengeance.
Dennis will play the role of Tilda Johnson, who is described as a brilliant, holistic doctor with a complicated history in Harlem where, as much as she tries to stay far from trouble, it seems to always find her.
These names will ring familiar to Marvel fans as the real names of two supervillains, Bushmaster and Nightshade.
Shakir and Dennis will join returning cast members Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, and Theo Rossi as Shades.
Marvel’s Luke Cage is executive produced by Cheo Hodari Coker (Ray Donovan, Southland) and Aïda Croal (The Returned, True Blood) as co-executive producer, along with Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Punisher, Marvel’s Inhumans), and Jim Chory (Marvel’s Punisher, Marvel’s Inhumans).
Check out my Studio Q interview with Gabrielle Dennis below: