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Netflix releases full-length trailer for ‘Luke Cage,’ Marvel’s steel-skinned hero

Harlem is about to get its favorite superhero back — and he’s ready for a fight.

Marvel Entertainment and Netflix released the first full-length trailer for Luke Cage this week, offering another look at the next installment of the streaming video network’s highly successful series of shows based on Marvel Comics characters. The series follows this year’s second season of Daredevil and premieres in September, bringing back Mike Colter as the title character this time after the character debuted in last year’s Jessica Jones.

Luke Cage has Colter’s steel-skinned, superstrong hero returning to Harlem, only to meet with a new threat that brings him out of the shadows and into the spotlight as his neighborhood’s best defense against the criminals terrorizing it. Becoming a hero doesn’t come without some troubles, though, and Luke must confront the demons of his past before he can move on.

Along with Colter in the lead role, the series also stars Simone Missick (The Road to Sundance) as Misty Knight, Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction) as Rafael Scarfe, Mahershala Ali (House of Cards) as Cottonmouth, Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) as Shades, and Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek) as Mariah Dillard. Rosario Dawson, who appeared in both Daredevil and Jessica Jones, reprises her role as Claire Temple.

Cheo Hodari Coker (Notorious, NCIS: Los Angeles) is the showrunner on the series and also penned the scripts for the first two episodes.

The series follows two seasons of Daredevil and the first season of Jessica Jones, and will be followed by Iron Fist next year before all four title characters come together for the crossover miniseries The Defenders, scheduled to premiere in 2017. The third season of Daredevil is also expected to premiere in 2017.

The full first season of Luke Cage will be available September 30 on Netflix.

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