7.3/10
112,854
350 user 90 critic

Luke Cage 

Trailer
1:48 | Trailer
When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
Reviews
Popularity
749 ( 59)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2018   2016  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Mike Colter ...  Luke Cage / ... 26 episodes, 2016-2018
Simone Missick ...  Misty Knight 26 episodes, 2016-2018
Theo Rossi ...  Hernan 'Shades' Alvarez 23 episodes, 2016-2018
Alfre Woodard ...  Mariah Dillard 23 episodes, 2016-2018
Justin Swain ...  Detective Mark Bailey 15 episodes, 2016-2018
Sean Ringgold ...  Sugar 14 episodes, 2016-2018
John Clarence Stewart ...  Alex Wesley 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Karen Pittman ...  Inspector Priscilla Ridley / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Ron Cephas Jones ...  Bobby Fish 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Jeremiah Craft ...  D.W. Griffith 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Mustafa Shakir ...  John 'Bushmaster' McIver 11 episodes, 2018
Rosario Dawson ...  Claire Temple 11 episodes, 2016-2018

More From Marvel's "Luke Cage"

Learn more about the early career of Mahershala Ali, the actor behind the "Luke Cage" baddie Cornell Stokes, and Mike Colter shares details from the upcoming season of his Marvel series.

Learn more

More Like This 

Iron Fist (2017–2018)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young man is bestowed with incredible martial arts skills and a mystical force known as the Iron Fist.

Stars: Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Jessica Stroup
The Defenders (2017)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Set a few months after the events of the second season of Daredevil, and a month after the events of Iron Fist, the vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up in New York City to fight a common enemy: The Hand.

Stars: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter
Jessica Jones (2015–2019)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.

Stars: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville
Daredevil (2015–2018)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A blind lawyer by day, vigilante by night. Matt Murdock fights the crime of New York as Daredevil.

Stars: Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll
The Punisher (2017–2019)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle becomes the vigilante known as "The Punisher," with only one goal in mind: to avenge them.

Stars: Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose Revah, Ben Barnes
Agent Carter (2015–2016)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj
Cloak & Dagger (2018–2019)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two teenagers from very different backgrounds find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while growing closer together every day.

Stars: Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Gloria Reuben
Arrow (2012–2020)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.

Stars: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton
Gotham (2014–2019)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Stars: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue
Runaways (2017–2019)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After discovering their parents are super-villains in disguise, a group of teenagers band together to run away from their homes in order to atone for their parents' actions and to discover the secrets of their origins.

Stars: Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner
Titans I (TV Series 2018)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A team of young superheroes combat evil and other perils.

Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Teagan Croft, Anna Diop
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Never forget who you are. (Season 2) See more »


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Music Hall in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) was used for the exteriors only of "Harlem's Paradise" nightclub. See more »

Goofs

The thumb drive that Luke Cage gives Claire, which has Reva's data on it, is a different one than the one given to him by Jessica Jones (and also shown earlier in the Luke Cage series), which is bright yellow in color and has rounded edges. See more »

Quotes

Luke Cage: [after being shot at] I'm about sick of always having to buy new clothes.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The first season has its episode titles named after a Gang Starr song.

The second season has its episode titles named after a Pete Rock-C.L. Smooth song. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Zoe Ball on ...: Saturday 10 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Bulletproof Love
Performed by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad feat. Method Man
See more »

User Reviews

 
Luke Cage Hits Like a 90lb Creampuff
2 October 2016 | by hyperiontitanjSee all my reviews

I was looking forward to this more so than the other Marvel Netflix shows, but Luke Cage is easily the weakest of the bunch.

The show improves throughout its run, but it really only picks up over the last few episodes. The story is not compelling, the acting is troublesome at times (mostly early on), and Cage's story arc and motivation (or lack thereof) leaves much to be desired for most of the first season. At times it's hard to believe he's the same character who first appeared in Jessica Jones.

The biggest issue is the tedium. The director appears to have a problem with story telling, but the real issue is there just isn't enough material to fill each episode. Every hour drags on and on. It's awkwardly punctuating by musical numbers that will not be appealing to most viewers with frequent cuts back and forth which simply interrupt the consequential moments of each episode instead of accentuating them.

The villains are too weak for the season to drag on as it did. Cage is very overpowered in this series (far more powerful than in Jessica Jones) and there's no plausible reason he doesn't mop things up by the end of the first few episodes. To account for this, much of the show is filler. Some of the reviews I've seen remark how much character development there is on the supporting cast as one of the show's strengths. Honestly, it seems to be a glaring weakness. Not only is this too, filler, the character development is poor. It not only doesn't explain who these people really are and in fact detracts from the characters as you see how weak and ineffectual the rest of the cast is.

In reality, Cage could have pimp slapped the villain out of Harlem at any point in the entire series and they could have moved on to a new and better story line.


272 of 439 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 350 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Polish

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marvel's Luke Cage See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Entire season 1) | (Entire season 2)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed