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Cheo Hodari Coker Talks Developing an Inclusive Writers’ Space for Luke Cage

Cheo Hodari Coker Talks Developing an Inclusive Writers’ Space for Luke Cage
Mike Colter as Luke Cage. Image: Netflix/Marvel StudiosThe power brokers behind film and TV are only now just barely beginning to maybe understand the value of diverse writers’ rooms, and the importance of having people behind the screen who reflect the identities being explored on screen. Which makes Cheo Hodari Coker’s accomplishments as the showrunner…

Mike Colter as Luke Cage.

Mike Colter as Luke Cage.

That led to Coker building an authors’ room that was bulk Black, with an emphasis on openness and assisting people flourish– embracing all parts of themselves.

So he provided that advantage of the doubt to some of his writers, like Matt Owens, who was an author’s assistant on Practically Human and joined the space for Luke Cage