Netflix introduced the Luke Cage character in the popular series “Jessica Jones,” and now he is getting his own spinoff series. It’s all part of Marvel’s plan to dominate the streaming market with the six Marvel series planned. Those series will include “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Daredevil,” “The Defenders,” “Iron Fist” and “The Punisher.” To get Marvel fans excited for the new premiere, the online-video service has released a trailer for the show. Fans can check out that trailer below.
In the series a sabotaged experiment leaves Luke Cage with super strength and unbreakable skin. After the events 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.
All of these shows will combine forces when “The Defenders” eventually premieres on Netflix, but the company hasn’t released a premiere date for that mini-event at this time. Douglas Petrie (Marvel’s Daredevil,’ ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’) and Marco Ramirez (‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ ‘Orange is the New Black’) are set to return as showrunners for “Marvel’s The Defenders,” which was confirmed earlier this year. Joining them from “Marvel’s Daredevil” is Oscar-nominee Drew Goddard, who will serve as Executive Producer on the series.
“Doug and Marco captivated our members around the world with their continuation of the story of Matt Murdock in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ and we can’t wait to see how they and Drew will introduce the full Defenders team to our global audience,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.
“We’re incredibly excited to be able to bring our four street level heroes together in an epic tale woven by Doug and Marco whose work on ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ speaks for itself” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, “they write and produce not only great action and adventure, but also the heart and touch of humor that’s makes us Marvel. With the inclusion of Drew Goddard, we’ve got a team that’s as formidable as the Defenders themselves.”
“This is the big one. Four amazing casts, four amazing series, now all in one amazing story,” said Showrunners and Executive Producers Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to deliver the show that both we and the fans have been waiting for.”
“Marvel’s The Defenders” will star Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, and Finn Jones, all reprising their roles as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, respectively.