Luke Cage (2016–2018)
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With tension building in the streets of Harlem thanks to ruthless club owner Cottonmouth, Luke finds it increasingly difficult to live a quiet life.


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Archie Goodwin (based on the Marvel comics by), George Tuska (based on the Marvel comics by) | 6 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Colter ... Luke Cage
Mahershala Ali ... Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes
Simone Missick ... Misty Knight
Theo Rossi ... Hernan 'Shades' Alvarez
Alfre Woodard ... Mariah Dillard
Frankie Faison ... Henry 'Pop' Hunter
Frank Whaley ... Detective Rafael Scarfe
Ron Cephas Jones ... Bobby Fish
Jacob Vargas ... Domingo Colon
Cassandra Freeman ... Patricia Wilson
Brian Marc ... Wilfredo 'Chico' Diaz (as Brian 'Sene' Marc)
Darius Kaleb Darius Kaleb ... Lonnie Wilson
Jermel Howard ... Shameek Smith
Jade Wu ... Connie Lin
Clem Cheung ... Jin Lin


With tension building in the streets of Harlem thanks to ruthless club owner Cottonmouth, Luke finds it increasingly difficult to live a quiet life.

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30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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In this episode, Mariah Stokes (Alfre Woodard) says to Cornell Stokes (Mahershala Ali) that, "politics is where the real power is." In another Netflix Original, House of Cards (2013), Ali plays a character named Remy Danton, who at one point, is the Chief of Staff for the President of the United States. See more »


In the final scene, it looks like Connie tries to pay Luke with fake, photocopied bills. See more »


Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes: You like my Biggie photo? Me, too. You know what draws your eye when you look at that? The crown. Wanna know why? Huh? 'Cause everybody wants to be the king.
[slaps Shameek]
Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes: I slapped you like a little bitch. I'm not the kind of man to use a closed fist on a woman. Where's my money?
Shameek Smith: I, I didn't...
Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes: Uh-uh. Only thing worse than a thief is a damn liar. Where's my money? Hmm?... You left Dante alive. He called Tone, and with his dying words, gave up you and your homeboy. We got your money. Now ...
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »


Written by Raphael Saadiq
Performed by Raphael Saadiq
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A Good Start
1 October 2016 | by monsieurnikhil123See all my reviews

Luke Cage is here!! I've waited for this for so long,We are reintroduced to Luke Cage who was last seen in Jessica Jones.Marvel has done a great job in the casting department,Not just the movies but even they cast the right people for TV series .Mike Colter as Luke Cage fits the bill and 'Cottonmouth' played by Mahershala Ali is perhaps the most intriguing character of the show(You might call him the Kingpin of Luke Cage TV series) .We are also introduced to some other side characters like Shades,Mariah and Misty Knight .The show is laying down the groundwork for the conflict between Luke Cage and Cottonmouth.One good

thing about the show is that it is banking on its own individual story line rather than depending on Daredevil or Jessica Jones.The first episode is pretty decent but it suffers with the same sluggish pace that all the Netflix Marvel shows face but overall it is entertaining .

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