The Luke Cage Trailer Is Here & It’s Awesome

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Ok, comic book fans, I think it’s officially time to get excited. The first full trailer for Netflix’s new series, Marvel’s Luke Cage just dropped and it’s everything we hoped it would be.

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Set in Harlem, Marvel’s Luke Cage follows Power Man, a bulletproof superhero who reluctantly fights crime in his neighborhood. Although he just wants to live a quiet life, his unique skills–being impervious to bullets and other attacks–makes it almost impossible for him to stay out of the fight when people in his community come under attack.

While series writer and showrunner, Cheo Hodari Coker said he didn’t write the show to be preachy, he admitted it’s an interesting time to have a Black superhero like Luke Cage.

“It’s a fascinating time to have a bulletproof Black man that exists in the world,” Coker said last month at Comic-Con International. “One of things I thought about in terms of an overall theme is that when you look at neighborhoods, people step aside or don’t step up because of consequences. So what happens when you introduce a bulletproof Black man to the situation? How does that affect the overall community?”

Marvel’s Luke Cage stars Mike Colter, Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Mahershala Ali (Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Theo Rossi (Shades), Frank Whaley (Rafael Scarfe) and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple).

It hits TV screens on September 30. Watch the exciting trailer below.