New ‘Luke Cage’ Trailer Puts Netflix’s Latest Defender in Crossfire (Video)

Marvel series starts streaming on Sept. 30

Last Updated: August 9, 2016 @ 6:59 AM

In the new “Luke Cage” trailer, Harlem’s hero walks through a hail of gunfire in order to protect his community.

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city, forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

Colter stars opposite “House of Cards” alum Mahershala Ali as the villainous Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes. Simone Missick also stars as detective Misty Knight.

Other stars of the series include Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Theo Rossi as Shades, Frank Whaley as detective Rafael Scarfe and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, reprising her role from “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones.”

Cheo Hodari Coker serves as showrunner and executive producer, alongside Charles Murray and Jeph Loeb, who also serves as Marvel’s head of television.

The series follows the releases of “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” the latter of which Colter also appeared in during the first season. “Iron Fist” will then drop in 2017, leading up to the the crossover event series “The Defenders.”

“Luke Cage” will premiere on Sept. 30

Watch the video above.