Marvel and Netflix’s latest superhero series, Luke Cage, has officially been renewed for a second season, it has been announced.
Marvel made the announcement on Sunday evening in a teaser video using Pop’s barber shop, a popular location in the show.
— Luke Cage (@LukeCage) December 4, 2016
Luke Cage is one part of a superhero team that includes Jessica Jones and Daredevil. The team is titled The Defenders, and will be completed when the last part, Iron Fist debuts in 2017. It is currently in production.
The Defenders and Daredevil-spinoff The Punisher are also debuting in 2017, and it’s set to be the first time Marvel will launch 3 brand new shows in the same year.
Marvel and Netflix however didn’t state a date for the second season of Luke Cage, and it is expected that it will join the second season of Jessica Jones, and the third season of Daredevil for a 2018 release.
Luke Cage tell the story of a man left with super strength and unbreakable skin after a sabotaged experiment. He becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city–forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Luke Cage stars Mike Colter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Good Wife) as the charismatic lead character, Mahershala Ali (House of Cards) as the villainous Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave, Annabelle) local Harlem politician Mariah Dillard, Simone Missick (Ray Donovan) as Harlem police detective Misty Knight, Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy, Bad Hurt) as the ruthless criminal Shades, Frank Whaley (Ray Donovan, Pulp Fiction) as hard-nosed NYPD detective Rafael Scarfe, Rosario Dawson reprising her Marvel’s Daredevil role as nurse Claire Temple, and Sonia Braga (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Moon Over Parador) as Claire Temple’s mother, Soledad Temple.