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Luke Cage 

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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.
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Series cast summary:
Mike Colter ...  Luke Cage / ... 26 episodes, 2016-2018
Simone Missick ...  Misty Knight 26 episodes, 2016-2018
Theo Rossi ...  Hernan 'Shades' Alvarez 23 episodes, 2016-2018
Alfre Woodard ...  Mariah Dillard 23 episodes, 2016-2018
Justin Swain ...  Detective Mark Bailey 15 episodes, 2016-2018
Sean Ringgold ...  Sugar 14 episodes, 2016-2018
John Clarence Stewart ...  Alex Wesley 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Karen Pittman ...  Inspector Priscilla Ridley / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Ron Cephas Jones ...  Bobby Fish 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Jeremiah Craft ...  D.W. Griffith 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Mustafa Shakir ...  John 'Bushmaster' McIver 11 episodes, 2018
Rosario Dawson ...  Claire Temple 11 episodes, 2016-2018
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Storyline

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage 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. Written by ahmetkozan

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Never forget who you are. (Season 2) See more »


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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Polish

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marvel's Luke Cage See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Entire season 1) | (Entire season 2)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Soul and funk singer Sharon Jones was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, but went into remission after undergoing surgery and chemotherapy. She was quick to resume touring, but the cancer returned in 2015. Her appearance in Luke Cage: You Know My Steez (2016) would be her swan song during which time she was already dying of pancreatic cancer. See more »

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Multiple characters refer to the police in the series as being from "Harlem PD." In reality Harlem is simply a neighborhood on the island of Manhattan and thus would be patrolled by the New York Police Department or NYPD.

Harlem has NYPD police precincts (the 26th, 28th and the 32nd ), not its own police department. See more »

Quotes

Willis 'Diamondback' Stryker: You speak to me as if you're not in the presence of death.
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Crazy Credits

The first season has its episode titles named after a Gang Starr song.

The second season has its episode titles named after a Pete Rock-C.L. Smooth song. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Chronic Rift: In Review - February 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Bulletproof Love
Performed by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad feat. Method Man
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Gold Standard
30 September 2016 | by sgichuhiSee all my reviews

First of all don't go in excepting something like Thor,grow up.Daredevil and Jessica Jones already established they are willing to go places the Marvel movies dare not go.They got that quality storytelling and intrigue like Game Of Thrones. but more accurately with Luke Cage.I'll compare it to the greatest show ever made.. The Wire.

Luke Cage takes you to the heart and soul of Harlem and music.Everything is top notch from the acting to the characters to the action. The dialogue sounds straight out of a Quentin Tarantino movie with them discussing whose better between Bruce Lee and Jet Li & Many other pop culture reference.There is some social and political commentary too.This show better get all the Emmy awards that can be thrown at it. What I like about the Marvel Netflix shows is how each one feels different from the rest.The theme of hope makes Luke Cage stand out.Did I also mention this is the most diverse show on television,Asians Whites,Latinas & Of course blacks.

Now I love most Netflix shows especially the creme like House Of Cards,Narcos,Daredevil,Master Of None,Jessica Jones, Stranger Things etc but as far as first seasons go Luke Cage is the Gold Standard.


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