Marvel is keeping quite busy all of their movie and TV properties these days, and those shows on Netflix are no exception. With growing casts on the already established Daredevil and the soon to be premiered Jessica Jones, shows like Luke Cage are also having their cast of expanded, and this time by the addition of Frank Whaley, known as far back as the young Archie Graham in Field Of Dreams to the Dr. Marston on CBS’ Under The Dome.
According to Deadline he will be playing Detective Rafael Scarfe, a tough NYPD detective, and according to Marvel comics, partner to Misty Knight as well as an ally to both Luke Cage and Iron Fist. In the comics Scarfe eventually goes rogue. Whether the character will do that down the road in the the Netflix series is yet to be revealed.
Whaley’s casting follows the recent additions of Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Rosario Dawson, reprising her Daredevil and Jessica Jones role as Claire Temple, and Alfre Woodard as Minetta and Theo Rossi in an unspecified role (although the latter is expected to play the villainous Shades).
Mike Colter stars in the series as Luke Cage, who will be introduced in Netflix’s “Jessica Jones.”