Cheo Hodari Coker

Showrunner & Executive Producer - Marvel's Luke Cage 

*Appearing SUNDAY

CHEO HODARI COKER is the creator, executive producer, and showrunner of Marvel's Luke Cage. Coker, a Stanford graduate, (Class of 1994) started his career in journalism, writing entertainment profiles for the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Premiere,  Vibe, The Source, XXL, Essence and numerous national publications. He's the author of the book “Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G.” Coker co-wrote (with Reggie Rock Bythewood) 2009's NOTORIOUSand segued into television writing. He started out as an Executive Story Editor on SOUTHLAND, where he eventually rose to Supervising Producer and won an NAACP award for the Season Four episode “God’s Work”. Coker followed SOUTHLAND with stint as a Supervising Producer on CBS' NCIS: LOS ANGELES, and Co-Executive Producer for Fox's ALMOST HUMAN, and Showtime's RAY DONOVAN.

Coker’s other feature film credits include LOWRIDERS (co-written with Elgin James)  (2017), and the upcoming CREED 2.