Production is officially underway on Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage, and the hero-for-hire has hit the streets to film scenes for his post-Jessica Jones return. See what Wire alum has joined the cast, and get a first look at the big baddies before Luke Cage officially arrives on Netflix next year!

While it remains unclear if the Luke Cage we meet in Jessica Jones represents before or after the events of his own Netflix series, photographers managed to capture some up-close shots of Mike Colter on the set, evidently working at a barber shop, and sharing scenes with The Wire alum Frankie Faison. In addition to the gallery above, Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (House of Cards star Mahersala Ali) and Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) have been observed sharing scenes in recent weeks.

Thus far of Netflix’s Luke Cage, we know that Mike Colter will first debut the character in an unspecified number of Jessica Jones episodes (already seen to be super-durable as well), before headlining his own series in 2016. Sons of Anarchy vet Theo Rossi will play “Shades” Alvarez, alongside Frank Whaley’s Detective Rafael Scarfe and Simone Missick’s Misty Knight, while Marvel menace  “Diamondback” has also been rumored to appear.

Rosario Dawson has also been confirmed her reprise her go-between character of Claire Temple, who herself originated in Marvel comics as a love interest of Luke Cage. Cheo Hodari Coker will showrun the third Marvel Netflix drama.

Luke Cage will debut on Netflix in 2016, following Jessica Jones’ November 20 release, but what can we learn from the above photos? Will any details drop at New York Comic-Con 2015?

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