‘Luke Cage’ Episodes are Named After Gang Starr Tracks

By July 29, 2016

For the first time ever, a Netflix Original Series appeared on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year, when the cast and creators of Luke Cage showed up to reveal the first look at the newest Marvel superhero. During a lively Q&A discussion, showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker revealed an interesting naming convention he’ll be utilizing for each episode of the series: every installment of Luke Cage will be named after a track from influential hip-hop duo Gang Starr.

True to his word, earlier today Coker revealed the first three episode titles via his Twitter feed:

The first episode, “Moment of Truth,” is also the title track from the group’s 1998 album of the same name, while “Code of the Streets” comes from the 1994 release Hard to Earn, and “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight” is from 1991’s Step in the Arena. Coker promises that he’ll continue to reveal additional episode titles each week until the series premiere at the end of September:

Speaking at Comic-Con, Coker also told fans that with its many musical influences, Luke Cage would represent “the Wu Tang-ification” of the Marvel universe, and that he felt the current social and political climate seemed like the perfect backdrop for the series to launch against:

“When I think about what’s going on in the world right now, the world is ready for a bulletproof black man.”

Starring Mike Colter, Frank Whaley, Theo Rossi, Simone Missick, and Alfre Woodard, Marvel’s Luke Cage will premiere on September 30, exclusively on Netflix.

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Brent Hankins

Brent Hankins

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Brent Hankins is a member of the Phoenix Critics Circle and co-host of the Drinks and Discourse podcast. He's also the proud owner of an Italian Greyhound named Sullivan. He's adorable (the dog, not the author).