After playing a big role Jessica Jones’s Netflix outing, Luke Cage is just about geared up for his very own series on Netflix, one that will reportedly see a lot of people die in the first season.
We know a little about the man with the impenetrable skin thanks to Jessica Jones but very little about his standalone show. The first teaser reminded us of his super strength and impeccable one-liners but, like you, we want more!
Mike Colter, the man who plays Luke Cage, was fortunate enough to share a lot on what we could expect in a lengthy interview with Entertainment Weekly, notably that the Marvel hero has a very cool backstory and will have his hand full from the onset:
“There are politicians and then there are shady characters that function on the other side of the law. Who does what? I won’t say, but this becomes a situation where there are a lot of people who want to help Harlem and think they have Harlem’s best interests, but, ultimately, just because they think or say they have Harlem’s best interests, sometimes they’re being very selfish or being very short-sighted. So sometimes what they’re doing is actually harming the community.”
That’s quite the responsibility for any man to shoulder, but if anyone is up for the job, it’s Luke Frickin’ Cage! Colter added:
“… this is where Luke comes in because Luke is a person who likes to, he observes and he listens and he takes in to account what people tell him, and he’s a pretty smart guy himself and he understands that some peoples’ way may not be the best in the big picture so ultimately Luke has to get involved because there are a lot of things that happen, a lot of people get hurt, a lot of lives are lost and unfortunately he’s the only one who is capable of actually helping deal with this because sometimes the law enforcement is actually not the best because they’re not aware or they’re not capable, or maybe they’re corrupt. So, without getting into too many details, Luke Cage is gonna have to step up and be the man.”
The “a lot of lives are lost” bit has us especially intrigued and makes Luke Cage sound less like Daredevil and Jessica Jones and more like an Avengers-level project? Brace yourself for some truly enthralling television.
Starring Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Rosario Dawson, Frank Whaley, and Sônia Braga, Luke Cage Season 1 arrives exclusively on Netflix on September 30, 2016.