Ready for a first look at Marvel’s latest Netflix series?
Above is the trailer for Luke Cage. The action-packed series tells the story of Cage (Mike Colter), who gains super strength and unbreakable skin after a sabotaged experiment. Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in the New York City neighborhood Harlem. 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.”
The first look suggests a departure from Netflix’s other New York-based Marvel shows, Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Though set in modern day, Luke Cage looks and sounds more like a throwback to “blaxploitation” classics of the 1970s.
Other costars include Mahershala Ali (Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Theo Rossi (Shades), Frank Whaley (Rafael Scarfe), and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple).
Netflix will put the whole first season of Luke Cage online on Sept. 30.