Why Jessica Jones And Luke Cage May Eventually Become One Mega-Show On Netflix

December 23, 2014 3:43 AM

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Earlier today, Marvel officially announced that Mike Colter would play Luke Cage in A.K.A. Jessica Jones. Unless he is recast after that series ends, this also means that Colter will play Luke in the Luke Cage series that follows afterwards. By introducing Luke in Jessica Jones’ series, this sets up the character in a similar way that most other TV shows set up spinoff series. However, taking into account the history these two share, their shows will likely be more closely connected than most people realize.

In the comics, Jessica and Luke first met while the two were superheroes. Eventually Jessica quit the costumed adventurer life and set up her own private detective agency. She and Luke maintained an on-and-off affair, and after a drunken hookup one night, she tells him that she’s pregnant. The two o...

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