Luke Cage set photos reveal key location and new cast member
Production continues on Marvel’s Luke Cage, the third of four planned Netflix original series, and we’ve got over twenty new photos from the set featuring star Mike Colter as the titular hero. In addition, the photos confirm another cast member for the series with actor Frankie Faison (“The Wire,” “Banshee”). We’ll venture a guess that Faison is playing “Pop” in the series, given he and Colter’s proximity to the Pop’s Barbershop in the background. Whether this is a new character for the series, or maybe even Luke’s estranged father himself, remains unconfirmed. Check out the Luke Cage set photos below and stay tuned as we learn more about the series!
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.
Colter leads a cast that also includes Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe, Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth, Theo Rossi as Shades, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, and the return of Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.
Cheo Hodari Coker (Notorious, “NCIS: Los Angeles”) will serve as executive producer and showrunner of the anticipated series, Marvel’s Luke Cage. Coker is writing the first two episodes of the series that will premiere in 2016, everywhere that Netflix is available.
Created by Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr., Luke Cage is one of the most popular street level heroes in the Marvel Universe who possesses superhuman strength and impenetrable skin. He’s also a friend and frequent business partner with Danny Rand aka Iron Fist, who will also be getting his own series on Netflix.