Luke Cage, who made his presence well known in Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” series, is the next Marvel series to come to Netflix in September. However, don’t expect the series to be like Jessica Jones or Daredevil.
In an interview with , the Luke Cage show runner, Cheo Hodari Coker and actress Simone Missick (Missy Knight) talk of how “Luke Cage” is definitely in the same world as “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones“, but “Luke Cage” will have its own feel. Simone Missick discusses how Luke Cage’s location brings its own feel,
“The colors, the feel, the sounds — everything about this show is its own thing. Harlem is a character in this show. All the other shows took place in Hell’s Kitchen; this is the first one that’s taking place in Harlem, and you definitely feel that. You feel that in the music, in the conversation, in the characters, everything. It’s its own thing. “Luke Cage” is something completely new.
Coker provides more detail on the vibe, “For me, hip-hop has always been black superhero music. And now we have a black superhero that matches the music. When you think about Wu-Tang, when you think about A Tribe Called Quest records like “Midnight Marauders,” it’s deep in the culture, but at the same time, it’s become the new rock and roll. Everybody accepts it, everybody understands it.
That’s really the vibe of the show — on one hand, we’re dealing with Harlem in ways that really haven’t been dealt with. But at the same time, it’s a superhero show. At the same time, you get to meet Luke Cage. You get to meet Misty Knight. You get to meet all these other characters. It’s these comics come to life with a hip-hop vibe. It’s incredibly fun.
Coker did touch on the music previously
stating, “It’s very sophisticated. I mean, it’s got a ’90s hip-hop vibe, but it’s really forward-thinking. We have Adrian Younge (an American composer) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (of A Tribe Called Quest) doing the scoring for us.” A hip-hop vibe with possibly some orchestration sounds interesting enough.
Going back to the interview with CBR, Coker also talks about keeping the show grounded while keeping in touch with the roots of the comic, “For our show — yes, we deal with serious themes. Imagine what somebody with bulletproof skin, how that could affect the neighborhood when it comes to crime. We deal, in a very realistic way, with how that influences the neighborhood (without revealing anything). It’s grounded, but at the same time, the fantasy element of it also, I think, will attract people. We have something that’s very dramatic, but at the same time, we don’t run away from our comic book roots. We embrace them.”
Luke Cage is a great character in the comics and Mike Colter definitely delivered the goods as Luke Cage in “Jessica Jones” so I can’t wait for the series to start. With this and along with Netflix’s winning track record of providing excellent quality for these Marvel series, “Luke Cage” looks to be another hit series from Netflix.
Be sure to check out the trailer for “Luke Cage” .
Luke Cage, who made his presence well known in Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” series, is the next Marvel series to come
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