So far, the collaboration between Netflix and Marvel Studios has been two-for-two with Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but can they make it three-for-three? That will be the big question when Luke Cage debuts on the streaming site later this year, but when will that be precisely? Cage will have a leg up because the character’s already been introduced in Jessica Jones, but it will be a bold new step for the Marvel Movie and TV Universe as it will be the first to feature an African-American hero, one with a cult following and a lot of history. So when will you get a chance to see Luke Cage? Think “Back to School.”
While walking the thematically appropriate red carpet, Luke Cage himself, actor Mike Colter, shared the news concerning his superhero series’ big debut. “Its going to be action packed from the beginning to the very end. Trust me,” Colter said. “Daredevil premieres March 18, and I will see the fans on September 30.”
Cheo Hodari Coker (Ray Donovan, Southland) created the TV series Luke Cage based on the Marvel Comics character Archie Goodwin and John Romita Sr. The show will follow the ex-con with unbreakable skin as he moves up to Harlem to start fresh only see a borough full of bad guys and a populace that could use a good Hero-for-Hire. The series co-stars Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, and Sonia Braga. Rosario Dawson will also return as dedicated nurse to New York City vigilantes, Claire Temple.
Reminder: Daredevil season 2 hits Netflix this Friday, you can still stream Daredevil season one and Jessica Jones, and the first season of Iron Fist, starring Finn Jones as Daniel Rand, is currently in pre-production. We’ll have more details about all of Marvel’s Netflix series as they become available.