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Marvel’s Luke Cage begins in Harlem, NY, where Cage works in a barbershop cleaning floors and generally “laying low” after serving time at a private prison for a crime he didn’t commit. His superhero powers unrevealed to those around him, Cage eventually decides to use his powers to protect the innocent among a crime-ridden city.
The series also stars Simone Missick as police officer/hero Misty Knight, and Mahershala Ali as Cornell ‘Cottonmouth’ Stokes, one of the major crime lords characterized in the series.The series was created by Notorious writer Cheo Hodari Coker.
Marvel’s Luke Cage is inspired by the comic book that first introduced the hero in “Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1” (June 1972).