Simone Missick to Play Misty Knight in Marvel's LUKE CAGE
Hot on the heels of news that Rosario Dawson will be reprising her role of Claire Temple in Marvel and Netflix's Luke Cage and that Sons of Anarchy star Theo Rossi had also joined the cast, Deadline has news of one more new addition to the squad. Actress Simone Missick (with whom I'm completely unfamiliar) has snagged the young female lead role listed as Missy, but which Deadline says is actually the character of Misty Knight.
A former cop who lost her arm in the line of duty, Misty gets a cyborg arm from none other than Tony Stark. In the comics, she becomes a superhero/detective and works with Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and she eventually has a romantic relationship with Iron Fist (that supposed show, by the way, is still a mystery to Marvel TV, and I wouldn't be surprised to hear them abandon it altogether since BMD says they still haven't cracked the story for it).
This sounds like it could be a solid role for Missick, but we're still at least a year away from seeing how she handles the character when Luke Cage finally comes to Netflix.