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“Luke Cage” Will Be “The Wire” of Marvel Television, Says EP Cheo Hodari Coker

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“Luke Cage” Will Be “The Wire” of Marvel Television, Says EP Cheo Hodari Coker

Now that “Daredevil” season two has premiered, all eyes are on “Luke Cage,” the next in Netflix’s line of Marvel Television series. On the “Captain America: Civil War” red carpet, executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker spoke about the show’s musical influences as well as his hopes for the series.

“It’s very sophisticated. I mean, it’s got a ’90s hip-hop vibe, but it’s really forward-thinking. We have Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad doing the scoring for us,” Coker told Entertainment Weekly. “We have a lot of different musical appearances, but at the same time, we’ve got the Marvel action. We’ve got drama. I would like this to be, I mean, I know this is heavy but, ‘The Wire’ of Marvel television, because we really deal with a lot of different issues.”

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Star Simone Missick also weighed in on her character, saying, “[Misty Knight] is so larger than life, and being able to put the voice to it for the first time is exciting… and then the writing was so rich. It was like, every day that you open the script, you’re like, ‘I really get to say this today? I get to do this today? I get to kick ass today?’ So it was a lot of fun.”

Luke Cage himself Mike Colter was also on hand, and he reassured comic fans that there would be plenty for them in the series. “We’re going to make sure everybody’s happy, but don’t expect a yellow shirt every day. Let’s put it that way… We brought it to mustard. We started there. We knocked it down a bit. Not so bright,” he explained.

Executive produced by Cheo Hodari Coker and produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios, “Luke Cage” stars Colter, Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali and Simone Missick. The series will premiere on September 30.

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