Netflix has released a behind-the-scenes look at the music behind one of Marvel’s most anticipated series, Luke Cage. The show’s musical influences will play an integral role in the upcoming series. It’s hip-hop score will assist in bringing the bulletproof Harlem hero to life.
One interesting thing to note is A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge’s (the show’s composers) approach to scoring the series. The musical dual viewed each of the 13 episodes as albums with their own mix of both old and new music.
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, New York City. 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.
Mike Colter plays the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage and is joined by Mahershala Ali (Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Theo Rossi (Shades), Frank Whaley (Rafael Scarfe) and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple). Marvel’s Luke Cage is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (SouthLAnd, Ray Donovan) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television.
Luke Cage is slated to premiere on September 30th, on Netflix.