The upcoming “Luke Cage” TV series, the third one in the Marvel and Netflix deal, isn’t set to premiere until next year sometime. However, with shooting on the first season set to begin within the next week or so, an official synopsis appears to have leaked.
Heroic Hollywood has posted the synopsis which indicates that the forthcoming 13-episode Netflix series will see Mike Colter’s Luke Cage taking on Willis Stryker (aka Diamondback) as the main villain of the season, while his love interest will be Reva Connors. Here’s the synopsis:
Luke Cage is a former gang member who is framed for a crime. In prison, he volunteers for a medical experiment that goes awry, giving him super strength and bulletproof skin. Using his newfound powers, Cage escapes and becomes a hero for hire. His archenemy is Willy Stryker, a former childhood friend from Harlem. The two committed petty crimes together, and both fell for the same woman, Reva Connors, which led to their eventual falling out. It was Stryker who framed Cage for a drug deal that sent him to prison.”
Luke Cage will first appear in the upcoming “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” which will debut sometime this Fall on Netflix.