News of Netflix’s Defenders has kept the streaming service busy of late, but like any shady politician, House of Cards’ Frank Underwood recruits his villains in secret. The political drama has quietly cast Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Gotham baddie Colm Feore for a key season 4 role, but is he friend or foe?
Netflix may have an Oscar contender on its hands.
Luke Cage can’t have all the fun. It seems Daredevil Season 2 isn’t done casting just yet (seriously, where’s our Bullseye?), as the Man Without Fear will have a new legal confidante when Season 2 premieres next year. The Butler star Stephen Rider has joined the cast as a series regular and notable Marvel figure, helping keep Daredevil in business come Season 2.
There doesn’t seem to be any break in the casting tear of Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage, today adding yet another name in a recognizable role. Following earlier rumors about the character, street-level villain Cottonmouth will appear courtesy of House of Cards and Hunger Games star Mahershala Ali.
We don’t yet have any official photos of The Punisher from Daredevil Season 2 (seriously, they’re casting Luke Cage, and we don’t even have Jessica Jones photos), but that isn’t stopping Jon Bernthal from showing off Frank Castle’s punishing tools. The Punisher is packing serious heat in a new photo shared by Bernthal, and Hell’s Kitchen should already be running scared.
Anyone who partook of Netflix’s drug-trafficking drama Narcos this past weekend knows how deeply into the world of Columbia’s cocaine trade and Pablo Escobar’s history ten episodes could go, but there’s plenty more to go around. Netflix has officially ordered a second season, albeit with a bit of creative change at the top.
Just a few scant hours ago, Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage cast a key villain, and already the Hero For Hire has a major new ally to balance the scales. Simone Missick has been cast in the role of Marvel’s Misty Knight, a super-powered detective in her own right, and potentially our first link to Netflix’s Iron Fist series.
Despite lacking any official photography of Jessica Jones, Marvel and Netflix keep right on truckin’ with Luke Cage pre-production. Latest to enter the Hero-for-Hire’s world is none other than Sons of Anarchy vet Theo Rossi as a Marvel gangster nemesis, while reports also confirm Rosario Dawson to reprise her Daredevil role as Claire Temple.
A few weeks back, we’d heard rumblings that Hulu might finally take the plunge into an ad-free subscription tier, as many streaming outlets broaden their availability, and now the service has officially confirmed. That said, how much will it cost you to enjoy Hulu programming without having to break for any ads?
Bestflix — ScreenCrush’s monthly video series dedicated to finding the best new stuff to watch on Netflix — is back with more recommendations for September 2015. (If you missed June, July, or August’s episodes, it’s not too late to add more great films and TV shows to your MyList.)