Mike Colter to Star in CBS Drama Pilot EVIL

Mike Colter is set to star opposite Katja Herbers in CBS drama pilot Evil, according to Deadline.

The pilot will reunite CBS with The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King and CBS TV Studios.

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.

The pilot is written and executive produced by the Kings, who also executive produce Evil with Liz Glotzer, president of King Size Prods.

Colter is best known for starring as titular character of Luke Cage on the Netflix Marvel series, which ran for two seasons. He was also known for his role on the CBS drama The Good Wife, playing one of the series' most popular recurring characters, Chicago drug lord Lemond Bishop. Colter is currently filming Deon Taylor's Black and Blue and will be seen later this year in features Breakthrough opposite Chrissy Metz, Fatale with Hillary Swank, Skin and Before We Know It.

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