Marvel’s Luke Cage is back for season 3, and it’s better than ever. Luke Cage (Mike Colter) has been framed by his enemies and must find a way to clear his name while still doing what he does best-saving the day. Along with returning cast members, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Theo Rossi as Shades Alvarez, Mustafa Shakir as Bushmaster (aka Willis Stryker), Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple – Luke Cage Season 3 features new characters like John McIver aka Bushman played by Mustafa Shakir in an extended arc throughout the season.
Probably 2023 or 2024.
Cast and characters:
-Claire Temple: Luke Cage’s best friend and a nurse who works in Luke’s bar, the Harlem’s Paradise.
-Luke Cage: A man with incredible strength and unbreakable skin after his experiences as Carl Lucas that now fights for what is right as Luke Cage.
-Misty Knight: Detective of NYPD, she was Luke Cage’s girlfriend and partner, later she got an arm injury in Luke Cage: The Defenders.
-Mariah Dillard: Luke’s cousin and a local politician who is very corrupt. Now Tilda is Luke’s girlfriend.
-Bushmaster: Luke Cage Season Three is Luke’s enemy; he sent Malcolm to kill him in Luke Cage Season Two. He also has super strength and can use his body as a weapon.
-Dante Chapman: Shades brother who killed Pop with Chico Diaz when they were kids, Dante works for Luke at the bar now since Luke saved him from Cottonmouth’s goons.
-Tilda Johnson: Luke’s girlfriend, Luke finds her in Luke Cage Season Two after he finds out that she is the one who poisoned him. She helped Luke recover from his injuries, and they grow closer to each other as Luke starts helping Tilda with her work.
-Cheo Hodari Coker: Showrunner for Luke Cage since its first season, writer of Luke Cage Season One and Luke Cage Season Two, writer for Ray Donovan.
-Luigi Pignotti: Luke cage cinematographer since Luke Cage season one. He also worked with Cheo Hodari Coker on Luke Cage as well as the showrunner of Power.
-Sophie Mutevelian: Sophie has been Luke Cage’s cinematographer since Luke Cage season one. She has also worked with Cheo Hodari Coker on Luke Cage as well as the showrunner of Power and Sense eight.
-Ava DuVernay: Director for Luke cage season two, director of A Wrinkle in Time, Selma, etc.
Luke Cage is now in prison for Luke’s murder. However, Luke was not really dead, and he has been recreating himself as his own lawyer called Luke Charles to free him from jail.
Luke has been framed by Bushmaster for the murder of corrupt politician Greg Malby and must find a way to clear his name while running from both police chief Detective Connors as well as avoiding being killed by Bushmaster himself.
The season starts with Luke recalling all the events that led up to where he now likes: Harlem Paradise, which is turned into a club called Luke’s.
Mariah Dillard is still in jail, and Luke Cage goes to visit her, where she tells him that she wants to change, but Luke doesn’t believe it. Mariah gets out of prison at the end of Luke cage season three, though, with the help of Shades, who has turned over a new leaf, no longer killing Luke Cage. Luke becomes friends with Mariah and is now working closely alongside her in order to take out the police corruption that exists in Harlem, Luke’s hometown.
Mariah’s daughter Tilda Dillard is Luke Cage’s new love interest, and Luke finds out that Tilda has powers which she inherited from her mother. Luke becomes very protective of Tilda as well as the people of Harlem after a series of bombings in an effort to bring down Luke Cage.
Luke also begins working with his old ally, Bobby Fish, who has now become the new Luke Cage after Luke becomes injured and is forced to go into hiding. The final episode of Luke Cage season three sees Luke coming out of hiding as he continues his fight against corruption in Harlem, this time with Bobby Fish by his side.