The next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn't in the movies, but on television. Luke Cage, the third Netflix series from Marvel Studios, is out on September 30 for all subscribers of the streaming service to check out. Like Daredevil and Jessica Jones before it, all 13 episodes will be available at once. Let the binge-watching commence!
Luke Cage was introduced in the comic books in 1972 with the first issue of Hero for Hire. The series was created by Cheo Hodari Coker, who wrote the 2009 Notorious B.I.G. biopic Notorious. His list of TV credits includes Southland, NCIS: Los Angeles, Almost Human and Ray Donovan. He named every episode of the season after a song by hip hop duo Gang Starr.
Each Netflix Marvel show brings something different to the MCU table and Coker is bringing timely politics. "What if you introduce a bulletproof character into a social ecology that isn’t bulletproof?" Coker said in an interview with Time Magazine. "How does he affect the police? The streets? People in the neighborhood who have turned a blind eye to crime in order to survive?"
Click through for an introduction to the cast and a preview of the series. (Myles Aronowitz/Netflix)