Colter was previously said to be up for the role and is known for playing Locke in the Halo: Nightfall series.
"Fans have longed to see Luke Cage and in Mike we’ve found the perfect actor,” Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel's Head of Television, said. "Viewers will get to meet Luke Cage in ‘Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,’ and experience why he is such an important super hero in the Marvel mythos.”
"Mike embodies the strength, edge and depth of Luke Cage,” Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg added. “We're excited to have him bring this iconic Marvel character to life.”
The description for Luke Cage is as follows:
During the course of an investigation in New York City, private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) encounters the enigmatic Luke Cage – a man whose past has secrets that will dramatically alter Jessica in ways she could never have imagined.
Jessica Jones consists of 13 episodes debuting in 2015 following Daredevil.
After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.