Luke Cage’s KC Connection: Hometown Playwright Nathan Louis Jackson
Jackson is part of an eight-person writing staff on “Luke Cage” and solely credited on the sixth episode, “Suckas Need Bodyguards.”
“I try to bring as much personal baggage as I can to the show in a very constructive and helpful way,” he says. “Because I’m actively writing plays, there are some ‘theatrics’ I can bring from there. They are two different beasts, but some of those lessons I’ve learned in playwriting can help out with television writing.”
Jackson admits he wasn’t much of a comic book reader when growing up in Kansas City, Kan. Although he did enjoy the superheroes who made it onto TV and film, he never paid much attention to Luke Cage, instead favoring the X-Men and Black Panther.
In fact, Black Panther had another connotation around his household.