Mike Coulter hasn’t wasted any time getting back to work. His Netflix series ‘Luke Cage’ was canceled in October, but he has now signed on to star in the pilot for a potential CBS series, ‘Evil’. The series was created by Robert and Michelle King, who previously originated the hit series ‘The Good Wife’ and its CBS All Access spinoff ‘The Good Fight’. Colter has appeared on both as drug kingpin Lemond Bishop. Earlier this week, ‘Westworld’s Katja Herbers was announced as the female lead.
“Evil is a series about the battle between science and religion. It focuses on Kristen Benoist (Herbers), a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.”
Don’t let Colter’s brawny physique fool you. He will be playing the priest-in-training, David DaCosta.
CBS has ordered over a dozen pilots for the upcoming season, so ‘Evil’ has a lot of competition. It is expected that CBS (and most other networks) will announce its new fall schedule in May.
‘Luke Cage’ lasted for two seasons on Netflix, and before that, he guest-starred on ‘Jessica Jones’. He also starred on the one-season TNT series ‘Agent X’, as well as ‘The Following’, ‘Halo: Nightfall’, and ‘Ringer’. He also appeared on ‘American Horror Story: Coven’, ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, and many others, and in the movie ‘Men in Black 3’.
‘Luke Cage’ was just one of five ongoing Netflix shows that were based on characters from Marvel Comics. ‘Luke Cage’, ‘Daredevil’, ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘Iron Fist’ were the initial offerings, and Colter and the stars of these other shows also appeared in the limited series ‘The Defenders’. In addition, Netflix created ‘The Punisher’ which was a spinoff of ‘Daredevil’. As of last week, all of them have been canceled.
Check back for updates on ‘Evil’, including whether or not it gets ordered to series.
Source: TV Line