You may have seen Luke Cage make a few appearances on Marvel’s Jessica Jones before, but everyone’s favourite fugitive from Harlem is about to have his own show on Netflix. The show titled Marvel’s Luke Cage has been in development since 2013 and will be the third Marvel title to air on Netflix after the success of Jessica Jones and Daredevil. Three more Marvel shows are in thepipeline, with Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher coming up in 2017, along with fresh seasons of Jessica Jones and Daredevil. Luke Cage, along with the other titles in the Marvel series aired on Netflix, will finally culminate in the Defenders series sometimeduring late 2017.
Marvel’s Luke Cage, developed byCheo Hodari Coker, stars Mike Colter as the eponymous character- an accidental superhuman who was the result of a botched experiment. The show also starsMahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, and Sonia Braga.The TV series is based on the Marvel comics created byArchie GoodwinandJohn Romita Sr.
Netflix describes the central character of the show as “a street-fighting ex-con whobattles crime on the streets of New York as the Super Hero, Luke Cage.” In the last month,Netflix has given us a few looks at the upcoming show by releasing an introductory trailer anda poster. In addition to those, the channel recently released a video clip from the show that teases viewers about Cage’s superhuman abilities. In the video, we see an enhanced Luke Cage caught in a brawl with some guys at a shady looking gym. Fighting ensues and bullets begin to fly, but Cage is invincible and indestructible. The highlight of the clip was the scene which establishes Cage as bulletproof.
But Cage isn’t too keen on being a hero initially. As Mark Colter describes the character in an interview with Collider: “He’s a guy that has been thrust into a place that he doesn’t really want to be (…) He’s a guy who’s been endowed with abilities, as they say. To him, it’s not positive. At least he doesn’t see it that way. He doesn’t want any part of this.But ultimately, it’s something that he’s going to have to deal with. It’s perfect for me because I don’t really like the spotlight either. I think with him, it feels like a glove.”
That sounds about right for the reluctant superhero. Marvel’s Luke Cage is scheduled to premiere on Netflixon September 30, 2016.