Better watch out Mariah Dillard. Someone new is eyeing the throne and she’s coming after the queen. The Sopranos star Annabella Sciorra has joined the second season of Luke Cage as Rosalie Carbone who was described by Entertainment Weekly as ” a dangerous downtown criminal underworld power player with an eye, and an agenda, toward Harlem.”

Deep cut Marvel heads will recognize the last name Carbone as one of the main crime families in New York City. Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and Marvel TV head honcho Jeph Loeb had this to say about Sciorra’s inclusion in the sophomore season respectively:

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. I’m thrilled her introduction to the Marvel Universe will be on Marvel’s Luke Cage.

We couldn’t be happier to be working with such an incredible talent. This character is complex and layered and Annabella is the perfect actress to portray her.

This season of Luke Cage picks up where we left Luke in the first season and The Defenders. Luke is now a popular figure in the streets of NY and his fame will force him to come across with people of questionable stature. The inclusion of Rosalie Carbone will surely bring more heat to the streets of Harlem now that it’s being run by Mariah Dillard.

Source: Entertainment Weekly