On June 21st, Netflix and Marvel hosted the premiere of the second season of their hit show “Luke Cage.”
In the heart of the New York’s Theatre District at the Edison Ballroom, the cast, producers, and the season’s musical guests gathered to check out the season’s first episode. As they walked the red carpet, The Knockturnal was able to catch up with a few of the stars of the show including Mike Colter, Alfre Woodard, Theo Rossi, and Mustafa Shakir, as well as Executive Producer Cheo Hodari Coker.
The second season of Luke Cage naturally begins with a Hip-Hop classic, Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones”, which is apropos since we find tough guys and corner boys scurrying in fear at the site of Cage as he walks through Harlem. Luke Cage, played by Mike Colter begins the season with “Harlem’s Hero” back in his city from owing Seagate “a little more time”. Cage, on a mission to stop local drug dealers from putting his name on their packages, also finds himself still locking horns with old foes and new, even tougher ones in his attempt to defend Harlem.
Season 1’s cast of characters, Councilwoman Mariah Dillard, Shades, Misty Stone, Claire Temple, and Bobby Fish are joined by new characters including Bushmaster, who is looking to take over Harlem, Cockroach, who also just left Seagate, and Nightshade, who may have a little Stokes blood in her. It’s clear from the first episode that Luke Cage is still struggling with his new found fame and his now girlfriend, Claire Temple tells him he needs to choose whether he’s hero, vigilante, or villain. It’s that struggle of being so loved that his fans created the Harlem’s Hero app to track his every move, combined with constant attempts to get rid of him by various villains and the NYPD that will play out over the course of the season.
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