Marvel and Netflix had their big roll-out today at San Diego Comic-Con, and Luke Cage is leading the way. The new series arrives this fall on the streaming service, the third in Netflix’s Marvel collection.
Mike Colter (Luke Cage) appeared live on stage in front of 4,500 fans inside Ballroom 20 alongside co-stars Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali, Theo Rossi, Simone Missick, Frank Whaley, and executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker. Jon Bernthal (“The Punisher” Frank Castle) also made a surprise appearance.
Take a peek at the 90-second trailer:
Netflix’s description for Luke Cage reads like this:
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.
Mike Colter plays the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage and is joined by 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). Marvel’s Luke Cage is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (Southland, Ray Donovan) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television.
Netflix also released a 2-minute “sizzle reel” for its first three shows, including additional new footage from Luke Cage:
Last but not least, the event saw the debut of the logo for The Defenders and a short teaser video with our first look at Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) as Iron Fist‘s Danny Rand. Take a look below.
Luke Cage makes its worldwide premiere on Friday, September 30. Stick with SciFi Stream for our full episode guide, and continuing coverage of Netflix’s Marvel universe!