Published On: Fri, Aug 28th, 2015

First ‘Luke Cage’ synopsis reveals details of new Netflix show

The third Marvel series for Netflix, Luke Cage, if set to begin production and a new report offers a basic synopsis for the show. Luke Cage will star Mike Colter, who will first appear in Jessica Jones, the second original Netflix show.

Heroic Hollywood says this is the basic synopsis for the series: “Luke Cage is a former gang member who is framed for a crime. In prison, he volunteers for a medical experiment that goes awry, giving him super strength and bulletproof skin. Using his newfound powers, Cage escapes and becomes a hero for hire. His archenemy is Willy Stryker, a former childhood friend from Harlem. The two committed petty crimes together, and both fell for the same woman, Reva Connors, which led to their eventual falling out. It was Stryker who framed Cage for a drug deal that sent him to prison.”

Luke Cage Marvel Comics imageFor comic book fans, this was all common knowledge. The show is part of package that will also introduce Iron Fist on the way to a Defenders show, where all of these character unite as a team.


Stryker’s codename is Diamondback, who “…was also the main bad guy in the Luke Cage movie script from 2004. Diamondback and Luke Cage were childhood friends and fell for the same woman. Diamondback then framed Cage for a crime he didn’t commit and got sent to prison. Previously we broke that another bad guy Cottenmouth was going to be in the series and it makes sense if Cottenmouth is working for Diamondback,” they added.

Colter (The Good Wife, Million Dollar Baby) will star with Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) and Alfre Woodard, who play a character named Minetta.

Luke Cage is set to begin production next month in New York City and will shoot 13 episodes through December. The show is set to premiere on Netflix in 2016.

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