We get it Netflix. You have taken the Marvel partnership to new heights for what a television show can do when networks stay out of the way.
Yeah, that was a jab at the idea ABC can field a Star Wars TV show that isn’t a trainwreck. The first pieces of evidence came from seasons one and two of Daredevil, Jessica Jones and now Luke Cage.
And goodbye September 30. It’s a Friday too, so all those for a three-day weekend just got their excuse. It’s about time I have a case of ‘bronchitis’ and have to sit on the couch all day.
Catching Up with Luke Cage
Fans were first introduced to him in season one of Jessica Jones. While under the control of Kilgrave (David Tennant), Jones was first to shoot him. Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple character nursed him back to health, and we have us a vigilante with super strength and unbreakable skin.
Other cast additions sprinkled throughout the trailer include Mahershala Ali as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Theo Rossi as Shades, and Frank Whaley as Rafael Scarfe.
It’s the standard comic book story of fighting for a city under siege by criminals. But it’s how Netflix and the respective showrunners shoot the 10 episode seasons that creates the buzz. Having one badass trailer doesn’t hurt the cause either.
One phrase you can officially put to bed is ‘nothing’s on tv.’ That’s simply not true. Need something to watch before the September 30? Easy, Stranger Things. Two seasons of Marco Polo. Jessica Jones. The list is damn near endless, and that’s only Netflix.
It’s a great trailer for the season in what promises to be one hell of a fight.
Who else can’t wait to see The Defenders on Netflix?
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