Fans of Jessica Jones have already seen a lot of Luke Cage, and the deeds of Daredevil are done in the same relatively small environment of Hell’s Kitchen.
Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and actress Simone Missick both say Netflix’s third Marvel venture will be greatly different from what we’ve already seen.
Missick, who portrays Misty Knight in the series, says, “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.”
Speaking to Comic Book Resources, Cheo Hodari Coker says fans of the Luke Cage comics will find a “very familiar world” updated for the modern era.
He added, “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 set to debut on September 30th, 2016.SuperFable