The Luke Cage crew was in San Diego last month to debut footage from the upcoming Marvel/Netflix Jessica Jones spinoff to a packed Ballroom 20. Today, we’ve got a new trailer (check it out above). Mike Colter plays the eponymous prison escapee/superhero-for-hire whose storyline as a wrongly-accused man is explored in the 13-episode series. At Comic-Con, showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker called the show “relentless.”
In the just-released main trailer, Colter’s Cage goes from not being sure “what” he is and just wanting “to be left the hell alone” to becoming defender of Harlem, protecting locals and declaring, “You have to fight for what’s right every single day.” Along the way, he gets a pep talk from Rosario Dawson, reprising her Claire Temple role from Daredevil and Jessica Jones.
Cage made an appearance in the first season of Jessica Jones, playing the private detective superhero’s widower boyfriend. Jones was involved in the murder of Cage’s wife, no thanks to the influence of her nemesis Kilgrave. In the new Netflix series, the man with unbreakable skin and superhuman strength becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern-day Harlem. But soon he is 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.
Alfre Woodard plays Mariah Dillard, a local Harlem politician — and cousin to Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali) — who is looking to bring a new era of change to the streets where she grew up. Luke Cage also stars Sonia Braga as Soledad Temple, mother of Dawson’s Claire; Frank Whaley as hard-nosed Detective Scarfe; and Simone Missick as bionic-armed Cage associate Misty Knight.
Luke Cage debuts on Netflix September 30.