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Luke Cage TV Series
Luke Cage
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Genre
Created by Cheo Hodari Coker
Based on
Starring
Composer(s)
Country of origin United States
Original English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive
  • Aïda Mashaka Croal
  • Akela Cooper
  • Gail Barringer
Location(s) New York City
Cinematography Manuel Billeter
Editor(s)
  • Jonathan Chibnall
  • Miklos Wright
  • Tirsa Hackshaw
Running time 44-65 minutes
Production
Distributor Netflix
Release
Original network Netflix
Picture format
Original release September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30) - present (present)
Chronology
Preceded by Marvel's Jessica Jones
Followed by Marvel's Iron Fist
Related shows Marvel Cinematic Universe television series

Marvel's Luke Cage, or simply Luke Cage, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise and is the third in a series of shows that lead to The Defenders crossover miniseries. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios, with Coker serving as showrunner.

Mike Colter stars as Luke Cage, a former convict with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin who now fights crime and corruption. Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Rosario Dawson, and Alfre Woodard also star, with Mahershala Ali and Erik LaRay Harvey joining them for season one, and Mustafa Shakir and Gabrielle Dennis for season two. Development of the series began in late 2013. In December 2014, Colter was cast as Cage, to appear first in Marvel's Jessica Jones, with Coker hired as the showrunner in March 2015. The series is filmed in New York City, looking to replicate the unique culture and atmosphere of Harlem.

All episodes of the first season premiered on September 30, 2016. They were met with positive reviews. In December 2016, Netflix renewed Luke Cage for a second season, set to be released in 2018.

Premise

When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.[1]

Cast and characters

  • Mike Colter as Luke Cage:
    Former convict Carl Lucas was given superhuman strength and unbreakable skin, and now fights crime under the name Luke Cage.[2][3][4][5] Colter portrayed the character differently in the series than he had previously in Marvel's Jessica Jones, explaining, "You're not always the same person around everyone you know ... you might not necessarily behave the same way around your mom that you would with your wife or your boss".[6] The character uses his signature catch phrase 'Sweet Christmas' from the comics in the series,[7] but sparingly, with the character often "opting instead for pensive silence"; composer Adrian Younge said, "He's a black superhero, but he's a different type of black alpha male. He's not bombastic. You rarely see a modern black male character who is soulful and intelligent."[8] Colter put on 30 pounds (14 kg) of muscle for the role.[9] David Austin and Clifton Cutrary portray a young and teenage Lucas, respectively.
  • Mahershala Ali as Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes:
    The owner of the Harlem's Paradise nightclub and the cousin of Mariah Dillard who deals in illegal operations.[10][11][12] Ali described Stokes as "a Godfather-type villain",[13] while Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb referred to him as "the other hero of the story", continuing the tradition of previous Marvel Netflix villains Wilson Fisk and Kilgrave.[14] Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, a former music journalist, said that the attitude of rapper Biggie Smalls particularly influenced his version of Cottonmouth.[14][15] Ali took the role knowing that Stokes would die early on in the series, saying the experience "was like shooting a film ... I found myself excited by a character's departure, because I felt like this was something I could give my all to for a period of time before saying 'peace' to him".[16] Elijah Boothe portrays a young Stokes.
  • Simone Missick as Misty Knight:
    A Harlem NYPD Detective with a strong sense of justice, who is determined to learn about Cage.[17][18] Missick said, "She's her own person. She's not the wife. She's not a girlfriend. She's not a sidepiece or a sidekick."[14] Missick described Misty Knight as "a person who has a very strong moral compass who is absolutely dedicated to protecting her community", adding her proudest moment in playing the character, was the fact that she "believes in the system, even though... [with] our current times, it's difficult to believe in the system."[19] In the series, Knight has what Missick called a "superpower" referred to as 'Misty Vision' that allows her to look at a crime scene and deduce what happened.[20]
  • Theo Rossi as Hernan "Shades" Alvarez:
    A relentless, menacing, smooth and manipulative, street smart criminal working for Diamondback with ties to Cage's past.[18][21][22][23] Loeb called Shades "kind of the Littlefinger of Luke Cage", "the ultimate opportunist".[14]
  • Erik LaRay Harvey as Willis Stryker / Diamondback:
    A powerful arms dealer who is Cage's half-brother and the one who framed him for the crime that sent him to Seagate Prison.[24][25] Harvey talked about the character's illegitimacy, saying, "My character had been called a bastard his whole life. How does that make a person operate? How would you feel if your childhood was illegitimized and ignored and swept under a rug? That's what drives Willis ... He gets sent away because of his father's actions and then once he's in the jail system, he just gets tortured. After all that, his mind's been twisted and warped, and he's developed this sensitivity that's almost psychopathic." The character is always seen smiling when killing or defaming Cage's name, which is "just his way of dealing with his pain. He smiles through his pain."[25] Jared Kemp portrays a teenage Stryker.
  • Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple:
    A former nurse in Hell's Kitchen, whose friendship with Cage will affect both of their lives. Dawson reprises her role from the previous Marvel Netflix series.[18][22] "Because she plays a nurse that basically seems to be in the right place at the right time, and she's very good at helping out superheroes who are in need, and I think you will see some of that in Luke Cage," said Colter. "Ultimately I think she's going to be a very good companion for Luke. I think she's someone that Luke needs in his life at this time."[26]
  • Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard:
    A local councilwoman and Stokes' cousin looking to bring change to Harlem, whose life is "thrown into turmoil" by the actions of Cage and Stokes.[1][14] Though Dillard is not necessarily a criminal herself, she does feel a responsibility to her family, including Stokes.[21] Woodard, who lives in Harlem, was convinced to join the project after Coker proved his love of Harlem and its culture.[8] The series' version of the character is significantly different from the comics' Black Mariah, but Coker wanted to pay homage to her origins by using "Black Mariah" as a nickname. It is ultimately used by Stokes as a personal insult from their past growing up together, in retaliation to Dillard verbally attacking him.[27] Megan Miller portrays a young Dillard.
  • Mustafa Shakir as John McIver: A natural leader focused on Harlem and vengeance.[28]
  • Gabrielle Dennis as Tilda Johnson: An holistic doctor who cannot stay out of trouble in Harlem.[28]

Episodes

Season 1 (2016)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [a] Directed by Written by Original release date
1 1 "Moment of Truth" Paul McGuigan Cheo Hodari Coker September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
2 2 "Code of the Streets" Paul McGuigan Cheo Hodari Coker September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
3 3 "Who's Gonna Take the Weight?" Guillermo Navarro Matt Owens September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
4 4 "Step in the Arena" Vincenzo Natali Charles Murray September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
5 5 "Just to Get a Rep" Marc Jobst Jason Horwitch September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
6 6 "Suckas Need Bodyguards" Sam Miller Nathan Louis Jackson September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
7 7 "Manifest" Andy Goddard Akela Cooper September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
8 8 "Blowin' Up the Spot" Magnus Martens Aïda Mashaka Croal September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
9 9 "DWYCK" Tom Shankland Christian Taylor September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
10 10 "Take It Personal" Stephen Surjik Jason Horwitch September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
11 11 "Now You're Mine" George Tillman Jr. Christian Taylor September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
12 12 "Soliloquy of Chaos" Phil Abraham Akela Cooper & Charles Murray September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
13 13 "You Know My Steez" Clark Johnson Aïda Mashaka Croal & Cheo Hodari Coker September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
  1. ^ Each episode is named after a Gang Starr song, chosen based on their titles only, so each episode's events does not necessarily reflect the respective song's lyrics.[29][30]

Production

Development

In May 2013, Marvel Studios reacquired the rights to Luke Cage from Sony Pictures Entertainment / Columbia Pictures,[31] after a feature film had been in development at Columbia since 2003,[32] to no avail. By October 2013, Marvel Television was preparing four drama series and a miniseries, totaling 60 episodes, to present to video on demand services and cable providers, with Netflix, Amazon, and WGN America expressing interest.[33] A few weeks later, Marvel and Disney announced that Marvel Television and ABC Studios would provide Netflix with live action series centered around Luke Cage, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist, leading up to a miniseries based on the Defenders.[34]

Marvel began their search for a showrunner in 2014,[35] and in late March 2015, Netflix and Marvel announced Cheo Hodari Coker in that role and revealed the title of the series to be Marvel's Luke Cage.[36] Coker was inspired to become the series showrunner "when he realized the ramifications of a series about a black man with impenetrable skin and how that might empower him to take on both criminals and crooked authority figures";[35] he pitched the series to Netflix as an examination of Harlem, "like what The Wire did for Baltimore."[8] Charles Murray, Alison Engel, Allie Goss, Kris Henigman, Cindy Holland, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Joe Queseda, Dan Buckley, and Jim Chory also serve as executive producers.[37] The series was originally intended to be the fourth of the announced series from Netflix, debuting after Marvel's Iron Fist, but it was fast-tracked to be the third series, after Cage was introduced in Marvel's Jessica Jones and became a breakout star, with Marvel wanting to "follow the momentum".[38]

In December 2016, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.[39]

Writing

Charles Murray, Kayla Cooper, and Nathan Jackson served as writers on the series.[40] Coker noted that the majority of the series' writers are African-American, "a rarity on television".[8] After signing on to the series, Coker was able to read the first two scripts of both Marvel's Daredevil and Jessica Jones, giving him an idea of the quality of writing for those series, and how important the development of their villains was.[30] Actor Mike Colter described the series as having "soul" and "intensity", compared to the "dark action" of Daredevil and the "noir feel" of Jessica Jones.[41] Coker described "a powerful fusion of dark drama, hip-hop, and classic superhero action" while being "The Wire of Marvel television, because we really deal with a lot of different issues."[42] Jason Tanz of Wired likened the series to neo-blaxploitation,[35] which Coker agreed with in that "blaxploitation is [just] black characters being able to assert themselves in a visual world", stating that he felt the series was more specifically a "hip-hop Western", comparing its characters and setting to Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy of films (with Cage the Man with No Name, for example).[30]

When asked whether the series would feel as "adult" as Jessica Jones, Colter replied, "if you think Jessica is adult then we're still keeping up with that pace ... we'll continue along those lines of PG-16+".[43] On whether Luke Cage would address current race issues, including Black Lives Matter, given the character's past (a wrongfully imprisoned black man), Colter said, "this is not necessarily the platform to hit it head on" but "the things that he's going through will ring true for a lot of people in law enforcement" and on the street.[41] Loeb said on the issue, "Luke Cage, when he came on the scene in the early 70s was for all intents and purposes the first black superhero. Given what's going on present day, it just resonates." Coker stated that Cage is "someone that the community can touch and go to", adding, "There's never been a time in history where having a bulletproof black man" has been so important.[44]Luke Cage was also the first MCU property to use the word "nigger" or "nigga", with Marvel having complete trust in Coker's use of it: the word is used casually in the series, though some characters, including Cage, prefer not to use it. Coker said the intent was never to use it "in a way where it's flippant. I used it from the standpoint of, if we were going to eavesdrop on a conversation with African American people, with nobody else around, when would this word be used and how would it get used." Coker also likened the use in the series to "the way music used to treat it," not having it be "every other word of every other chorus, because at that point, it just gets silly."[45]

Casting

By November 2014, Lance Gross, Colter, and Cleo Anthony were in contention for the role of Luke Cage, which was envisioned as a recurring role on Jessica Jones before headlining Luke Cage.[46] Colter was confirmed in the role the next month, as a series regular.[2] He signed on for the two series without reading any scripts.[47] In August 2015, Alfre Woodard, who portrays Miriam Sharpe in the MCU film Captain America: Civil War,[48] was in talks to join the cast,[49] and the following month she was confirmed as a series regular, portraying Mariah Dillard.[1][14] Also announced as cast in September were Theo Rossi as Shades,[18][22]Simone Missick as Misty Knight,[17][18] and Mahershala Ali as Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes.[10] In November, Rosario Dawson was confirmed to be reprising her role of Claire Temple from previous MCU Netflix series.[18][22] In March 2016, set photos revealed Erik LaRay Harvey had been cast as Willis Stryker / Diamondback.[24] Harvey's involvement was not officially announced by Marvel prior to the series' release, and he agreed not to do any publicity for it to not "ruin the twist" of Stryker being the series' main villain.[50]

Colter, Missick, Rossi, Dawson, and Woodard returned for the second season.[28] In July 2017, Mustafa Shakir and Gabrielle Dennis joined the cast, as John McIver and Tilda Johnson, respectively.[28]

Design

Stephanie Maslansky, the costume designer for Daredevil and Jessica Jones, serves as costume designer for Luke Cage as well. The series sees Cage have a wardrobe evolution from his initial look of T-shirts, jeans, leather jackets or an army jacket that was introduced in Jessica Jones.[51] Maslansky took inspiration from the comics illustrations, as she did on the other Marvel Netflix series, but also looked to the "rich and colorful history" of Harlem, and Coker's own vision.[52] In looking to pay homage to Cage's original costume with his updated clothing for the series, Maslansky and Coker considered "the idea of him wearing a gold hoodie, a gold T-shirt, but those just seemed too on the nose, and just too bright for a guy who is trying to keep his identity quiet." Instead, Maslansky lined the insides of all of Cage's hoodies with yellow, so the color could frame the character's face in close ups.[53] The series' title sequence, which uses yellow overtones, blends a silhouette of Luke Cage with images of Harlem.[54]

Filming

Filming for the series takes place in New York City,[55] significantly in Harlem, where the series is set. Coker described the neighborhood as "the only place in the city where you see those wide boulevards. We really wanted to capture the color, the rhythm of the streets".[56] For example, the production had the opportunity to film at a barbershop in Greenwich Village "that would've been a little easier for us to shoot in", but Coker said "the opportunity to film it in Harlem was irresistible. I didn't want us to talk about Harlem and then not film in Harlem."[57] Sound stage work also takes place in New York.[58] Manuel Billeter serves as director of photography for the series, after doing the same for Jessica Jones.[59]

Visual effects

Visual effects for the series were completed by FuseFX,[60] with Greg Anderson serving as visual effects supervisor.[61]

Music

In April 2016, Coker revealed that Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad were composing the series' score,[42] describing it as "a confluence of multiple genres, a bit of ['90s] hip-hop, soul, psychedelic rock and classical",[62][42] with "a lot of different musical appearances".[42] Coker had contacted Younge and Muhammad separately, asking if they would like to work together on the series, not knowing that the pair were already working together on an album.[63] Younge and Muhammad took inspiration from Wu-Tang Clan, Ennio Morricone, and Muhammad's group A Tribe Called Quest,[64] with Younge saying, "we wanted to make something great. Not just for black people or minorities, just something great that just happens to be based on our culture."[64] A soundtrack album for the first season was released on October 7, digitally and pressed on yellow vinyl by Mondo.[65][66]

Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-ins

Luke Cage is the third of the ordered Netflix series after Daredevil and Jessica Jones, and was followed by Iron Fist, which lead to the miniseries, The Defenders.[38][67][68] In November 2013, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that if the characters prove popular on Netflix, "It's quite possible that they could become feature films,"[69] which was echoed by Sarandos in July 2015.[70] In August 2014, Vincent D'Onofrio, Wilson Fisk in Daredevil, stated that after the "series stuff with Netflix", Marvel has "a bigger plan to branch out".[71] In March 2015, Loeb spoke on the ability for the series to crossover with the MCU films and the ABC television series, saying, "It all exists in the same universe. As it is now, in the same way that our films started out as self-contained and then by the time we got to The Avengers, it became more practical for Captain America to do a little crossover into Thor 2 and for Bruce Banner to appear at the end of Iron Man 3. We have to earn that. The audience needs to understand who all of these characters are and what the world is before you then start co-mingling in terms of where it's going."[72]

Release

Season Episodes Original release DVD release dates Blu-ray release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Region A Region B
1 13 September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30) December 12, 2017[73] November 27, 2017[74] December 6, 2017[75] December 12, 2017[73] November 27, 2017[74]
2 13[76] 2018 (2018)[28] TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Luke Cage is available on the streaming service Netflix, in all territories where it is available,[36] in Ultra HD 4K and high dynamic range.[77] The first season was enhanced to be available in HDR after its initial release by post-production vendor Deluxe.[78] The episodes of each season were released simultaneously, as opposed to a serialized format, to encourage binge-watching, a format which has been successful for other Netflix original series.[55][58]

Marketing

Disney Consumer Products created a small line of products to cater to a more adult audience, given the show's edgier tone. Paul Gitter, senior VP of Marvel Licensing for Disney Consumer Products explained that the focus would be more on teens and adults than very young people, with products at outlets like Hot Topic. Additionally, a Marvel Knights merchandise program was created to support the series, which creates new opportunities for individual product lines and collector focused products. Licensing partners wanted to pair up with Marvel, despite this not being a film project, given its previous successes.[79]

Reception

Audience viewership

As Netflix does not reveal subscriber viewership numbers for any of their original series, Karim Zreik, senior vice president of original programming at Marvel Television, provided some viewership demographics for Luke Cage in August 2017, noting that the series has attracted "sort of a mix" of viewers between gender and age.[80] Also in the month, Netflix released viewing patterns for the Marvel Netflix series. The data, which came from Netflix's "1,300 'taste communities' around the world, where subscribers are grouped based on what they watch", showed that viewers would not watch the series in chronological order by release, rather starting with Jessica Jones, then Daredevil, Luke Cage and finally Iron Fist. Todd Yellin, Netflix's vice president of product innovation, noted that audiences watch the series "in order of how they're interested in them and how they learn about them." Netflix's data also showed that a viewer watching Luke Cage would most often then move on to Iron Fist, with Yellin figuring that Jessica Jones and Luke Cage would have paired up more, given that Cage was introduced on Jessica Jones. The data also revealed that fans of Stranger Things and other series that explore "the dark side of society" such as Black Mirror, The Walking Dead and the documentary Amanda Knox led viewers to starting Luke Cage.[81]

Critical response

Season Critical response
Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
1 95% (56 reviews)[82] 79 (30 reviews)[83]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 95% approval rating with an average rating of 8.2/10 based on 56 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "An immersive, socially conscious narrative and a confident, charismatic lead performance make Marvel's Luke Cage a stellar sampling of the new Marvel/Netflix universe."[82]Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 79 out of 100 based on 30 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[83]

Accolades

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref(s)
2016 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Main Title - TV Show / Digital Series Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge Nominated [84]
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite Premium Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series Luke Cage Nominated [85]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series Luke Cage Nominated [86]
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Mike Colter Nominated [87]
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series Akela Cooper for "Manifest" Nominated
Golden Reel Awards TV - Short Form Musical Score "Soliloquy of Chaos" Nominated [88]
Peabody Awards Entertainment and Children's programs Luke Cage Nominated [89]
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Hero Mike Colter Nominated [90]
Best Fight Against the System Luke Cage Nominated
Golden Trailer Awards Best Action (TV Spot/Trailer/Teaser for a series) "Defender" Nominated [91]
BET Awards Best Actor Mahershala Ali Won [92]
Saturn Awards Best New Media Television Series Luke Cage Won [93]
Best Actor on a Television Series Mike Colter Nominated
Black Reel Awards for Television Outstanding Drama Series Luke Cage Nominated [94][95]
Outstanding Actor, Drama Series Mike Colter Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama Series Rosario Dawson Nominated
Outstanding Directing, Drama Series Clark Johnson for "You Know My Steez" Nominated
Outstanding Writing, Drama Series Cheo Hodari Coker for "Moment of Truth" Won
Outstanding Guest Performer, Drama Series Mahershala Ali Won
Frankie Faison Nominated
Outstanding Music (Comedy, Drama, TV Movie or Limited Series) Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad (composers); Gabe Hilfer & Season Kent (music supervisors) Nominated
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series, or Movie James Lew Won [96]
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Original Song - TV Show/Limited Series "Bulletproof Love" for Method Man Nominated [97]
Main Title Theme - TV Show/Limited Series Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge Nominated

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