Marvel Television and Netflix confirmed Annabella Sciorra (G.L.O.W.) has signed on to the cast of season two of Marvel’s Luke Cage. According to the official announcement, Annabella Sciorra is on board to play Rosalie Carbone, “a dangerous downtown criminal underworld power player with an eye, and an agenda, toward Harlem.”
Sciorra will be joining returning Luke Cage cast members Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), and Theo Rossi (Hernan ‘Shades’ Alvarez). The series is executive produced by showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (Southland). Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Daredevil) and Jim Chory (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Daredevil) also serve as executive producers.
“I’ve been a huge fan of hers since Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever, and Anabella Sciorra is no joke as Rosalie Carbone,” stated series executive producer and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. “You haven’t seen her this gangster since her thrilling turn as Tony’s formidable flame Gloria Trillo on Season Three of The Sopranos. I’m thrilled her introduction to the Marvel Universe will be on Marvel’s Luke Cage.”
“We couldn’t be happier to be working with such an incredible talent,” said executive producer Jeph Loeb. “This character is complex and layered and Annabella is the perfect actress to portray her.”
Netflix has set a June 22, 2018 release date for all 13 episodes of season two.
Sciorra was nominated in 2001 for a Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category for playing Gloria Trillo on HBO’s The Sopranos. She was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in 1990 for Best Female Lead in True Love.
The Marvel’s Luke Cage Plot: After clearing his name, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so well known has only increased the pressure he feels to protect the community. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.