Netflix has been making a lot of fans happy lately, with a quality lineup of original series based off of Marvel comics properties. We’ve already gotten two seasons of Daredevil, the most recent of which introduced us to Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher whose own show is currently in development. We also followed Jessica Jones, who crossed paths more than once with the indestructible Luke Cage. Cage’s own series will drop onto Netflix in its entirety on September 30th. It’s promised to be one of the most unique, being compared to The Wire by writer and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (Notorious) for its far reach into the many facets of the criminal world.
Despite numerous hints at the direction of the series through interviews, and a killer new Comic-Con trailer, we still only have an inkling of an idea of the direction Luke Cage will take. Will it be an entirely personal story? Will much of the series be told in flashbacks? Will Cage’s relationship with Jessica Jones play into the story? Will we get hints of his friendship with his comic book bestie Danny Rand from the upcoming Iron Fist? Will Cage’s story, in any way, lead directly into The Defenders team up?
In a recent Tweet, Coker gave us just a little bit more to go off of, when he revealed the titles of the first three chapters of the new series:
#LukeCage . One "Moment of Truth." Two: "Code of The Streets". Three: "Who's Gonna Take The Weight?— Cheo Hodari Coker (@cheo_coker) July 29, 2016
Look for new titles every Friday until SWEET September 30th.— Cheo Hodari Coker (@cheo_coker) July 29, 2016
Coker previously revealed that every episode of Luke Cage season 1 would be named after a Gang Starr tune and thus far, that has proven to be the case. “Moment of Truth”, for example, is the name of the hip-hop group’s fifth album (which was released in 1998). “Code of the Streets” was a track on Gang Starr’s 1994 album Hard to Earn and “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?” is from their 1991 album, Step in the Arena.
With only two months to go before Luke Cage is unleashed on the world, we won’t have to wait too long to see what Coker’s titles are hinting at. In the meantime, it sounds like we’ll have a steady stream of new bread crumbs to nibble on.
Daredevil season 1 & 2 and Jessica Jones season 1 are now available on Netflix. Luke Cage season 1 will arrive on September 30th, 2016. The Defenders and Iron Fist arrive in 2017. Release dates for Jessica Jones season 2, The Punisher and Daredevil season 3 have not yet been announced.
Source: Cheo Hodari Coker [via Twitter]