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The cast of ‘Luke Cage’ hits the red carpet in Harlem


The cast of Netflix’s new Marvel series “Luke Cage” made their way to the red carpet at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem Theater for the NYC premiere.

Making their way down the carpet, Luke Cage himself, Mike Colter, snapped it up with his co-stars Simone Missick and Rosario Dawson (who also stars in “Daredevil”).

“When I think about Luke Cage, the last thing I think about is a superhero. It’s more like, by the way, it’s a superhero story,” said Mike Colter on the red carpet of Marvel’s “Luke Cage” premiere at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 theater in New York. “The guy has special abilities, but he also goes through the same things we go through.”

Luke Cage, known for being bulletproof, was first seen in Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” and he’s now front and center in the latest Marvel series.

Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker says the show brings a lot to the table. “It’s a very entertaining, hip-hop-laced comic book story, but underneath is a very deep political undercurrent,” he said.

Colter hopes the audience will connect to the show on a human level.

“People want to describe it as a Black show, but I would say it’s inclusively Black,” Colter told Variety, “in a sense that yes the characters are Black and yes you’re watching a show shot in Harlem, but these inclusively Black characters have the same problems you have, and go through the same sort of issues that everyone goes through.”

The 13-episode series will be released Sept. 30 on Netflix.

The cast of “Luke Cage” hit up the red carpet for the Netflix series’ NYC premiere last night. Peep pics of Mike Colter, Rosario Dawson, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick and more below.

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