– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While some may have expressed some doubt that a “Daredevil” television show could work, the Netflix Original series did a lot–not only to prove them wrong, but to usher in the next volley of Marvel Netflix shows. In a way, “Daredevil” turned out to be the “Iron Man” of Marvel Netflix shows. Now, the studio is hard at work at bringing the follow-ups to the series that include “Daredevil” season two, “Jessica Jones,” and finally, “Luke Cage.” About a week ago, we got our first official look at “Jessica Jones,” and among those photos was one of Luke Cage.

Now, Coming Soon has gotten a hold of more than TWENTY shots from the set of “Luke Cage.”

Check them out below!

The photos show actor Mike Colter as Luke Cage sitting in front of Pop’s Barbershop with actor Frankie Faison. At this point, we don’t really know who Faison’s role is, but if these photos are any indication, he could serve as sort of a father figure to Luke Cage, and perhaps even a tragic figure for Cage that helps prompt some serious heroage (Spider-Man style). 

Another few photos show actor Mahershala Ali standing outside a Suburban. Another photo shows Ali sharing a conversation with actress Alfre Woodard. The last few photos are of Woodard alone, but the one that stands out most is her talking to some news outlet. 

In the series, Woodard plays Harlem politician named Mariah Dillard whose career is thrown into chaos by Luke Cage and his vigilante shenanigans. Ali plays Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, Dillard’s cousin and villain of the season.

The synopsis for the series is as follows:

“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.”

“Luke Cage” is the third in five planned Netflix series. Following “Luke Cage,” we’ll be getting an “Iron Fist” Netflix show, and eventually (but hopefully not too long after), a “Defenders” series, wherein all four supers from these Netflix shows team up.

Are you looking forward to “Luke Cage?” Let us know in the comments below!

SOURCE: Coming Soon

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.