iven superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
Mike Colter Luke Cage
Simone Missick Misty Knight
Mahershala Ali Cornell Stokes
Alfre Woodard Mariah Dillard
Theo Rossi Shades
Rosario Dawson Claire Temple
Erik LaRay Harvey Diamondback
With tension building in the streets of Harlem thanks to ruthless club owner Cottonmouth, Luke finds it increasingly difficult to live a quiet life.
Luke is pulled deeper into the fight for his neighborhood when, as a favor to an old friend, he tries to help a kid who's in trouble with Cottonmouth.
In the aftermath of a chaotic event at a favorite Harlem hangout, Luke heeds the call to action -- and hits Cottonmouth where he'll feel it most.
As he rescues a victim of Cottonmouth's vengeance, Luke remembers his earlier life and the conspiracy that led to his superhuman strength.
Cottonmouth strikes back at Luke by taking his vengeance out on the people of Harlem, while detectives Knight and Scarfe face an unexpected threat.
After Cottonmouth and Scarfe's bloody clash, Luke realizes that saving the community may turn former allies into enemies, and enemies into allies.
Mariah's political career comes under fire, and Cottonmouth picks up information that could put Luke on the run.
Mariah campaigns to turn the city and the police against Luke, and not even Misty or Claire may be able to save him.
With Luke wounded and on the run, Misty faces a soul-searching interrogation. Mariah's rise to power takes a dark turn.
Luke gets closer to the truth about Reva and her part in his fate, while Mariah wrestles with the morality of her new role. Misty hunts for Luke.
In one bold move, a friend from his past puts Luke on the defensive, Misty in dire straits, and Harlem's safety in jeopardy.
Misty digs deeper for the truth as the neighborhood's power players throw the city into confusion.
With all of Harlem bearing witness, Luke takes on the fight of his life in hopes of emerging as the defender his city needs.