Well, it’s official folks, Marvel’s Luke Cage, which premiered on Netflix just this September, is renewed for season two. Luke Cage joins its predecessors Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones that also got additional seasons after the first one aired. No news on premiere date or story lines for the new season, yet, but nonetheless, we will be seeing more of Luke Cage next year.
After a long anticipation, the first season of this Marvel show was released on Netflix on September 30. And disappointment wasn’t in the vocabulary for fans and critics alike, when talking about this Netfilx series. Phrases like “every bit as awesome and exciting” and “a stellar sampling of the new Marvel/Netflix universe” were used in the reviews of Luke Cage season 1. And the rating scores exceeded expectations, too. So really it is no wonder that Netflix decide to continue telling the story of Luke Cage.
But Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage aren’t the only Marvel properties that Netflix is developing into a 13 episode mini-series. We already know that fourth superhero Danny Rand aka Iron Fist will be joining this Netflix/Marvel universe on March 17, 2017. After that there will also be a team up series with all four of these heroes called Marvel’s The Defenders, which will come out sometime in 2017. And then another hero Frank Castle aka The Punisher, will be added to the ever growing list of Marvel characters that are getting their own Netflix shows. The Punisher, too, will premiere on Netflix in 2017, since filming of this show started a couple of months ago. So, which of these Marvel Universe shows are you most excited for?
For those who don’t watch Luke Cage or any other of these Marvel/Netflix hybrid shows, here is a quick premise for this series. Marvel’s Luke Cage is about a former Seagate Prison inmate, who is given superhuman strength and unbreakable skin, and who now fights crime in the New York neighborhood called Harlem. Along the way he meets new and old friends, new and old enemies, and fights for the safety of the neighborhood he loves.
The show stars Mike Colter, who plays the tittle role of Luke Cage, Simone Missick, who portrays NYPD detective Misty Knight, Rosario Dawson, who plays nurse Claire Temple, Mahershala Ali, who plays the villain Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, Theo Rossi, who portrays criminal Hernan “Shades” Alvarez, Erik LaRay Harvey, who plays Willis Stryker aka Diamondback aka Luke’s half-brother and the man who framed Luke for a crime he didn’t commit, and many more.