Luke Cage’s (Mike Colter) second season antagonist has been revealed.
Entertainment Weekly reports Annabella Sciorra will play Luke’s principal antagonist, Rosalie Carbone, when Luke Cage returns to Netflix this summer. Described as “a dangerous downtown criminal underworld power player with an eye, and an agenda, toward Harlem,” Carbone appeared in Punisher comics of the 1990s as a “Mafia princess” who commits much of her family’s resources to taking down the Punisher after she felt spurned by his Johnny Tower cover persona.
Presumably, the character will be a far cry from that depiction considering the name is being used on Luke Cage while The Punisher‘s second season will see him dealing with the Gnucci crime family. Her mob ties will remain in tact, though, with Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker adding, “You haven’t seen [Sciorra] this gangster since her thrilling turn as Tony’s formidable flame Gloria Trillo on season 3 of The Sopranos.” But will her agenda put her in league or against Mariah’s (Alfre Woodard) continuing efforts to bend the neighborhood to her will?
Besides Colter, Sciorra and Woodard, the second season will also feature Simone Missick, Rosario Dawson and Theo Ross.
Luke Cage returns to Netflix June 22nd.
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