'Luke Cage' available to stream September 30th on Netflix

As part of the Netflix lineup of new releases ("Stranger Things," "Marco Polo," "Narcos"), "Luke Cage" is set to make his debut in his own series on September 30th. Along with the likes of "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones," "Luke Cage" is the next installment in a line of street-level heroes, and the next offering as part of the Marvel/Netflix partnership. Though they are technically part of the same Marvel Universe, these are a far cry from big-budget blockbusters like "Iron Man" and "The Avengers." In fact, they may as well be different animals altogether.

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The Marvel/Netflix partnership represents a kind of Marvel for adults, if you will. Where the major motion pictures are targeted toward Disney-friendly audiences, "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones" are gritty and dark in a way that the big budget films will never be, and, being on Netflix means there is a great deal of freedom when it comes to the storytelling and what show runners and creators can portray in terms of darker themes, and themes of a sexual nature that would never fly on the big screen.

And, it appears from the newly released trailer that "Luke Cage" will be no different.

New trailer for 'Luke Cage'

There is so much packed into these two and a half minutes, and it's completely insane! With a Hip/Hop soundtrack, gangster elements, and Luke Cage doing what he does best amid a flurry of thugs and gunfire, Mike Colter shines in a way that he wasn't quite able to in his limited storyline in "Jessica Jones."

There is also an appearance by Rosario Dawson's Claire Temple, which means she will likely be the common thread between all three series, and also hints at the possibility of there being crossovers in the near future similar to The Flash/Arrow crossovers on the CW as part of the DC universe.

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Though Luke Cage is portrayed as a reluctant hero -- at times even an anti-hero -- this trailer is enough proof that Mike Colter and Luke Cage can carry an entire series solo (perhaps with a little help from his friends later on). With only a few days left before the September 30th premiere, this trailer is certainly more than enough to keep the buzz going until it becomes available to stream in its entirety. Until then, there's really only one thing left to say...Sweet Christmas!