Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix 2016, Mike Colter, Rosario Dawson)

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.

This series witnesses 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 neighborhood and have their feet firmly planted on the ground.

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From Marvel’s press release, March 2015… Netflix & Marvel Television announced today that Cheo Hodari Coker will serve as executive producer and showrunner of the anticipated series, “Marvel’s Luke Cage.” Coker is writing the first two episodes of the series that will premiere in 2016, everywhere that Netflix is available. Most recently, Coker served as a co-executive producer on the second season of “Ray Donovan,” and prior to that was a supervising producer on the critically-acclaimed, fourth season of the drama “SouthLAnd.” Coker was a part of the “SouthLAnd” team that earned the show a 2012 Peabody Award.

Coker also garnered a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing for a Dramatic Series for his work on that show. Coker’s feature film credits include Fox Searchlight’s rap biopic “Notorious.” He authored the book “Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G.” as well. Coker started his writing career in journalism and was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and contributed to VIBE, Rolling Stone, Essence, among other publications. He is a graduate of Stanford University. It was previously announced that Mike Colter (“The Good Wife,” “American Horror Story: Coven”) will play the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage, in the series. “Marvel’s Luke Cage” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

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Mike Colter as Luke Cage
Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
Simone Missick as Misty Knight
Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard
Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe
Mahershala Ali as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes
Sonia Braga as Soledad Temple
Theo Rossi as Shades

key behind the scenes crew
Alan Fine as Executive Producer
Cheo Hodari Coker as Creator/Executive Producer
Jeph Loeb as Executive Producer
Joe Quesada as Executive Producer
Stan Lee as Executive Producer

show type
action drama based on a comic book

broadcast from
9/30/2016 – continuing
renewed for a second season on 12/4/2016

network and production companies
Netflix – ABC Studios – Marvel Television

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.