And the moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived!
After months of rumours and anticipation, Marvel has finally unveiled a 1st look at their upcoming “Luke Cage” series at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). In attendance at the panel, which was moderated by Executive Producer and Marvel TV Head Jeph Loeb, were the cast and crew of “Luke Cage” such as Mike Colter, Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, Simone Missick, and Cheo Hodari Coker.
In case you’re not in the know, Luke Cage, a former convict with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin, first made an onscreen appearance in Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” last year and eventually became a major supporting character and love interest.
His own dedicated TV series will focus on Luke Cage’s life in Harlem as he lives in anonymity and attempts to evade his past while encountering characters like Misty Knight (played by Simone Missick) and Claire Temple (played by Rosario Dawson). The official synopsis is as follows:
“After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive who attempts to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But soon he is 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.”
Filming for “Luke Cage” began in New York City in September 2015 and concluded in March this year.
“Luke Cage” is slated to hit Netflix on 30th September 2016.