Marvel Television and Netflix announced today that Annabella Sciorra will join Season 2 of Luke Cage.
Sciorra will play will play Rosalie Carbone, “a dangerous downtown criminal underworld power player with an eye, and an agenda, toward Harlem.”
The character first appeared in the comics in Punisher: War Zone #2 (1992) as a love interest and then later enemy of The Punisher.
Sciorra is best known for her Emmy-nominated performance as Gloria Trillo in HBO’s “The Sopranos.” She will also appear in the Season 2 of Netflix’s G.L.O.W. in a recurring role.
Cheo Hodari Coker, executive producer and showrunner, said, “I’ve been a huge fan of hers since Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever, and Anabella Sciorra is no joke as Rosalie Carbone. You haven’t seen her this gangster since her thrilling turn as Tony’s formidable flame Gloria Trillo on Season 3 of ‘The Sopranos.’ ”
Marvel previously released the following description for Season 2:
“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 visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.”
Luke Cage Season 2, starring Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Alfre Woodard, Theo Rossi, Annabella Sciorra, Mustafa Shakir, Gabrielle Dennis and Rosario Dawson, drops on June 22 exclusively on Netflix. Season 1 is currently available for streaming.