7.5/10
86,757
197 user 53 critic

Luke Cage 

Trailer
2:19 | Trailer

Watch Now

on Prime Video

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
221 ( 149)

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.

Episodes

Season 2 Premiere



Most Recent Episode


Friday, September 30, 2016

With all of Harlem bearing witness, Luke takes on the fight of his life in hopes of emerging as the defender his city needs.


Previous Episode


Friday, September 30, 2016

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2018   2016   Unknown  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Iron Fist (TV Series 2017)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 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 (TV Mini-Series 2017)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 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 (TV Series 2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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 (TV Series 2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Matt Murdock, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a blind lawyer by day, and vigilante by night.

Stars: Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll
The Punisher (TV Series 2017)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

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

Stars: Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose Revah, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Legends of Tomorrow (TV Series 2016)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.

Stars: Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Amy Louise Pemberton
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series 2013)
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
Agent Carter (2015–2016)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 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
The Flash (TV Series 2014)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.

Stars: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker
Arrow (TV Series 2012)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 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
Supergirl (TV Series 2015)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.

Stars: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh
Runaways (TV Series 2017)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 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
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...  Luke Cage / ... 18 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Bailey / ... 16 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Misty Knight 14 episodes, 2016-2018
...  John 'Bushmaster' McIver 11 episodes, 2018
...  Hernan 'Shades' Alvarez 10 episodes, 2016
...  Mariah Dillard 10 episodes, 2016
...  Tilda / ... 10 episodes, 2018
...  Zip 9 episodes, 2016
...  Bobby Fish 9 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Claire Temple 8 episodes, 2016
...  Inspector Priscilla Ridley / ... 8 episodes, 2016
...  Ben Donovan 8 episodes, 2016-2018
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:

Always forward. (season 1) See more »


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Marvel's Luke Cage  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Entire season 1)

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the first interracial kisses in mainstream comics was between the characters of Misty Night and Iron Fist (2017). See more »

Goofs

Behind the desk in Cottonmouth's office is a very fancy type of flat panel TV that actually mechanically extends from the wall and flips the screen so that one side is a TV monitor while the other is a painting or some other form of art. In some scenes throughout the first 6 episodes or so, there is a small black reading lamp that appears only when the "art-side" is facing out, almost as if the set dressers forgot there was a TV on the other side and that the lamp would have been knocked over if anyone ever turned on the TV. See more »

Quotes

Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes: You know why everyone wants to be the king? Cause of the crown.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Every episode title of the series is named after a Gang Starr song. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Real Time with Bill Maher: Episode #15.16 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
From Great to Acceptable
16 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

Luke Cage starts off great with a strong classic noire vibe in a modern coat of paint. A strong cast creates a powerful atmosphere and tone that draws you in. Mike Colter clearly looks the part of an indestructible giant and plays Luke Cage in a somber and traditional "tormented, silent protagonist" kind of way, but it is the surrounding cast that truly brings out this jewel: Simone Missick as the honest officer from the street, Mahershala Ali as the tormented gang leader, Frank Whaley as the smart mouth sidekick cop, Alfre Woodard as the congresswoman stuck in both the future and the past, Frankie Faison as the mentor and spot of light in the dark.

Sadly as the story progresses through the season and especially about half way through with some major shake up of the status quo, much of the great character nuances and complex relationships that had started to develop were taken in a very different direction and new characters were given more screen time. This I think was a mistake; not only because in its current iteration replaced focus of interesting characters and arcs with something very straight forward and boring, but also because it happened so soon in the series.

Such a significant shake up would have been much more suitable for a season finally and with a second season dealing with the fallout and changing landscape for our cast to traverse, not as a throw in at the half way mark.

All in all the first half of the series was a clear 8 for me and the second half about a 6 so on average it comes out a 7, Good, but not a must watch.


19 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 197 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial