Mike Colter joins Hulu horror anthology Monsterland
After breaking out with the titular role in Netflix’s acclaimed Marvel Cinematic Universe series Luke Cage, Mike Colter has found a new niche in horror as he has joined the upcoming Hulu anthology series Monsterland, marking his second TV genre effort after CBS’ Evil (via Deadline).
The series, produced by Annapurna TV, is described as following “broken people driven to desperate acts in an attempt to repair their lives” and will feature encounters with mermaids, fallen angels and a variety of other mythical creatures and horrors.
The 43-year-old actor is set to star in the episode “Newark, New Jersey” as Brian, a grief-stricken husband who feels guilt and blame after his daughter goes missing under his watch, but refuses to believe she is dead and finds himself unable to move on or connect emotionally to his wife.
Monsterland is created, written and executive produced by Mary Laws (Preacher), based on short stories from Nathan Ballingrud’s North American Lake Monsters, and will also be executive produced by Lucan Toh (Under the Shadow), Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle, with Ali Krug serving as co-EP.
Colter found his first bit of stardom with a key role on CBS’ The Good Wife and followed it up with roles in The CW’s Ringer and Fox’s The Following before co-starring in the first season of Netflix’s Jessica Jones as fellow comic book character Luke Cage. His performance in the role, and the series as a whole, would receive a lot of praise and led to him leading his own series as Cage, which ran for two acclaimed seasons before being cancelled by the streaming service due to creative differences between them and the writers’ room.
After reprising his Good Wife role on the CBS All Access sequel series, The Good Fight, he continued his relationship with the network by landing a lead role on their supernatural horror series Evil, which received rave reviews from critics and scored a second season order from CBS.