Mike Colter’s Luke Cage was one of the highlights of the first season of Jessica Jones and ever since he made his debut, fans have been eagerly anticipating the Power Man’s solo Netflix series, which is scheduled to premiere on September 30th.
Though we already knew Luke’s adventures would take him to Harlem and deal with him reluctantly getting back into the hero game, specific plot details have been practically nonexistent… until now. During an interview with EW, Colter opened up about what we can expect from the “shady characters ” and “politicians” that kick Cage’s solo story into gear.
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.
Colter goes on to explain that after lives are lost and people are in dire need of help, Cage ultimately steps up to “be the man” in Harlem’s time of need. Plus, he hints that we might get an appearance from a certain Hell’s Kitchen private eye at some point during the season.
Luke Cage will also star Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Theo Rossi as Shades, Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe, Mahershala Ali as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and Sonia Braga plays Claire’s mom, Soledad.