Mike Colter reveals when and where Luke Cage will take place

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Jun 21, 2018, 5:07 AM EDT (Updated)

Although we’re starting to know a lot more about Marvel's and Netflix’s Jessica Jones, we still don’t know much about the series that's next on their Defenders plate: Luke Cage.

In a recent interview with during last weekend’s New York Comic Con, Mike Colter revealed a few interesting details about his Luke Cage series. If some of you feared it would take place in the days before Jessica Jones, you’ll be relieved to learn the show’s timeline puts it a few months after the events of the upcoming superhero series.

“I can tell you what they’ve allowed me to, which is basically, Luke Cage will take place a few months after Jessica Jones. So in real time, if you watch Jessica Jones, you’ll find [at the end] Luke Cage uptown in Harlem, working, trying to make ends meet. Luke Cage really hasn’t figured out what he’s doing. He’s tending bar, he’s bouncing around. And for good reason, he’s a fugitive, he has some skeletons in his closet.”

Colter also discussed the frame of mind the Hero for Hire will be in when we catch up to him after the events of Jessica Jones.

“He’s trying to basically stay off the radar. The people he hangs around with, though, are in need. Ultimately, he’d rather be alone, but with the way he’s equipped he does step up. That’s what it’s about, it’s about finding that inner feeling to make you want to take action. Sometimes we just sit around, and sit on our hands and don’t do anything because it’s like 'hey, that’s not my problem.' You can’t do that when you’re a superhero. You have these gifts, now use them.”

As for the series' setting, we’ll be stepping away from Daredevil's and Jessica Jones’ home turf of Hell’s Kitchen to where Power Man was born and raised.

“So I can say you’ll find him uptown in Harlem, and in a completely different world from Hell’s Kitchen.”

Are you guys looking forward to Marvel and Netflix’s Luke Cage series in 2016? In the meanwhile, you can catch up with Season 1 of Daredevil on Netflix before the Nov. 20 premiere of Jessica Jones.

(via Comic Book)