Netflix has renewed one of America’s favorite comics; ‘Luke Cage’ whose main character was played by a Black superhero, Mike Colter for a second season.
As if there were any question as to whether or not Luke Cage was returning for a second season, Netflix finally announced that the show was officially being renewed for a second season, The Root reports.
The first season of Luke Cage was met with critical acclaim and was one of Netflix’s top-streamed shows. The series had an all-star cast that included Michael Colter as Cage, along with Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Erik LaRay Harvey and Rosario Dawson, along with an amazing soundtrack, and was filled with social commentary.
Although there’s no word on when the second season will air, Netflix is already preparing for upcoming seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and a first season of The Punisher.
Looks like it’s going to be a sweet Christmas in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s, according to A.V. Club. This news comes straight from Marvel’s Twitter account, which shared a quick clip of Pop’s Barber Shop with some new neon in the window.
Sadly, it doesn’t look like the sign has been updated to say “Heroes For Hire” just yet, but that has to be coming eventually.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) December 4, 2016
We don’t know when this new season might premiere, but like the second season of Jessica Jones and the third season of Daredevil, it’s definitely not coming until after the Defenders team-up series is finished—which will probably happen next fall. That also means that season two of Luke Cage will probably come after Jessica Jones and Daredevil as well, so it might be more than a year before it actually premieres.
While the news is exciting for followers of the superhero show, it’s hardly surprising given how well it went down with critics and fans alike, IB Times reports. Starring Mike Colter in the titular role, the show focused on Cage, a man whose super strength and unbreakable skin leads him to adopt a vigilante persona in Harlem, with the aim of taking down criminal Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali).
As most avid Marvel fans know, the studio likes to link its big-screen features together and it looks like its television series will be no different. Rosario Dawson, who was first introduced to the small screen universe in Daredevil and who recently reprised her role in Luke Cage, will be seen again as Hell’s Kitchen nurse Claire Temple in upcoming show Iron Fist. The same goes for Carrie-Anne Moss, whose lawyer Jeri Hogarth (first seen in Jessica Jones) will have a cameo too.
— Ben (@CHEBTAB_) December 4, 2016
After that, all four titular heroes; Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) will be seen teaming up in The Defenders – set to reach the streaming service sometime in 2017. Sigourney Weaver has been confirmed to be playing the villain in the joint series.
Similarly, the studio has a third season of Daredevil in the pipeline, as well as a second season of Jessica Jones and a spin-off involving Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher too. Thanks to all these titles Marvel has lined up (and how many actors feature in each outing), scheduling will evidently prove tricky, so it’s hard to anticipate when Luke Cage’s second season might reach the small screen but one thing’s for certain… people will be tuning in whenever it may be.
@Marvel sweet Christmas!
— kevin barnes (@myarmy100) December 4, 2016
It is of no doubt that the introduction of a Black superhero in the Luke Cage comic series really gained it much viewership. This is proof that Black people are well capable and not limited. Moreover, Colter’s role will inspire Black viewers to rise up to their potential, knowing that they can achieve all that they dream of.