Netflix has debuted a behind-the-scenes look at its latest series, Marvel’s Luke Cage.
The feature delves into the gritty series’ title character played by 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.
Luke Cage premieres globally on September 30th, 2016 at 12:01am PT is the third show in the Defenders series to launch on Netflix. The series follows the releases of Marvel’s Daredevil (pictured above) and Marvel’s Jessica Jones, leading up to the future release of Marvel’s Iron Fist, and ultimately, Marvel’s The Defenders.
In this groundbreaking 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.
In the feature 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.
See the two and a half minute preview below: