Netflix debuts a behind-the-scenes look at its latest series Marvel’s Luke Cage premiering globally September 30, 2016. This featurette delves into the gritty series’ title character played by the Mike Colter.
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Executive producer and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and cast including Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Simone Missick (Misty Knight) and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple) explore this street-level hero’s internal conflict between his desire to live in the shadows while being drawn to protect a neighbourhood in need with his special abilities.
Marvel’s Luke Cage, which premieres globally on September 30, 2016 at 8:01am (Irish time) is the third show in the Defenders series to launch on Netflix. The series follows the releases of Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones, leading up to the future release of Marvel’s Iron Fist, and ultimately, Marvel’s The Defenders.
In this ground-breaking new series, audiences will witness the evolution of Luke Cage (previously introduced in Marvel’s Jessica Jones) after he has relocated to Harlem and is in the process of picking up the pieces following his failed relationship with Jessica Jones. Like the preceding Marvel series on Netflix, Marvel’s Luke Cage is a gritty, action-packed drama, grounded in the real world with heroes who focus on saving their neighbourhood and have their feet firmly planted on the ground.
Mike Colter plays the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage and is joined by Mahershala Ali (Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Theo Rossi (Shades), Frank Whaley (Rafael Scarfe) and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple). Marvel’s Luke Cage is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (SouthLAnd, Ray Donovan) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television.
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