Are you guys ready for Marvel's Luke Cage? I am! The show begins streaming on Netflix at the end of the month, and to keep the marketing train chugging along, Marvel and Netflix have released character posters today for two of its female leads: Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) and Misty Knight (Simone Missick).
Temple, a nurse in Hell's Kitchen, is the connective tissue of Marvel's Netflix universe. She uses her medical training to help the street-level superheroes. She was first introduced in Daredevil, stitching up Matt Murdock's wounds and briefly having a romantic relationship with him; then popped up Jessica Jones, treating Luke Cage for internal damage he received when shot at point-blank range by a shotgun; and will form a friendship with Cage in his upcoming solo series.
As for Knight, she's a strong-willed Harlem police detective on mission to find out about Cage and is the partner of hard-nosed NYPD detective Rafael Scarfe (Frank Whaley).
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 stars Mike Colter ("Marvel's Jessica Jones," "The Good Wife") as the charismatic lead character, Mahershala Ali ("House of Cards") as the villainous Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes,Alfre Woodard ("12 Years a Slave," "Annabelle") local Harlem politician Mariah Dillard, Simone Missick ("Ray Donovan") as Harlem police detective Misty Knight, Theo Rossi ("Sons of Anarchy," "Bad Hurt") as the ruthless criminal Shades, Frank Whaley ("Ray Donovan," "Pulp Fiction") as hard-nosed NYPD detective Rafael Scarfe, Rosario Dawson reprising her "Marvel's Daredevil" role as nurse Claire Temple, and Sonia Braga ("Kiss of the Spider Woman," "Moon Over Parador," "Brothers & Sisters") as Claire Temple's mother, Soledad Temple.
Cheo Hodari Coker ("SouthLAnd," "Ray Donovan") wrote the series' first two episodes in addition to serving as showrunner and Executive Producer.
Luke Cage comes to Netflix on Sept. 30, 2016.