Mike Colter joins CBS drama pilot Evil
Mike Colter (Luke Cage) will star as the male lead opposite Katja Herbers in Evil, CBS’ upcoming drama pilot, Deadline has confirmed. The series comes from The Good Wife’s creators Robert and Michelle King.
Evil is a series about the battle between science and religion. It focuses on Kristen Benoist (Herbers), a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins David Dacosta (Colter), a Catholic priest-in-training, and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.
Colter’s Dacosta is tasked by the Church to assess unexplained phenomena to see if there is a supernatural or scientific explanation.
Colter previously starred in the titular role on the recently canceled Marvel’s Luke Cage for Netflix. His credits also include Extinction, The Good Wife, The Defenders, Jessica Jones, Agent X, and The Following. He is currently filming Deon Taylor’s Black and Blue and stars in the upcoming features Breakthrough, Fatale, Skin, and Before We Know It.
The Kings also serve as executive producers for Evil alongside King Size Productions president Liz Glotzer.