Marvel's Luke Cage Fall Premiere Date Announced
Last night, Marvel held the world premiere screening for Season 2 of Daredevil, which debuts in its entirety on Netflix one week from today, on March 18. Naturally, the studio had a presence on the red carpet, with a number of interviews from the cast, but one of these interviews included some breaking news. Luke Cage star Mike Colter revealed in an interview that his new series will premiere on the streaming service Friday, September 30.
Just last month, the official Twitter page for Jessica Jones posted an unusual photo that featured a file folder that said "Cage - November," which many assumed was teasing a November debut for Luke Cage. However, just one day later, another report surfaced claiming that Netflix is actually eyeing a late summer debut. Now we finally have confirmation of when the show will air, which falls in line with the release plan teased by Netflix's Ted Sarandos earlier this year.
Luke Cage is the third of four new shows on Netflix, the first of which, Daredevil, debuted in April, followed by Jessica Jones in November. The second season of Daredevil is debuting in March, and Jessica Jones was recently renewed for a second season, and it isn't known when that will debut yet. Netflix's Ted Sarandos said at the TCA winter tour that there will be a range of eight to 15 months between each show's debut, with Luke Cage falling on the earlier side of that spectrum.
Luke Cage's September debut will be eight months after Daredevil Season 2. It's worth noting that the first season of Jessica Jones debuted seven months after Daredevil, but there is only a five-month gap between the first season of Jessica Jones and the second season of Daredevil. If the streaming service continues to follow this release plan, then we should expect the final series, Iron Fist, sometime between May and December of 2017.
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, 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. Luke Cage is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
The supporting cast also includes Rosario Dawson, reprising her role as Claire Temple, a.k.a. Night Nurse, Mahershala Ali as Cottonmouth, Theo Rossi as Sonny, Alfre Woodard as Black Mariah, Simone Missick as Misty Knight and Sonia Braga as Claire Temple's mother. Another cryptic teaser for Daredevil Season 2 teased that Luke Cage may have a presence when that show returns in spring 2016. While the video didn't show any footage, it did reveal that Matt Murdock's favorite Hell's Kitchen dive bar, Josie's, will be turned into Luke's, hinting that Luke Cage himself may take over the bar. Are you looking forward to Luke Cage's September 30 debut on Netflix? Take a look at the video interviews from the Daredevil red carpet below, and you can skip to the 2:09 mark for Mike Colter's big announcement.