Sweet Christmas! Luke Cage will return for Season 2
VOD News | On 05, Dec 2016
Luke Cage will officially return for Season 2.
The comic book series, which premiered in October on Netflix, is the third of four Marvel shows produced for the streaming giant, building up to the crossover series The Defenders. The fourth and final show of the bunch, Iron Fist, will premiere in March 2017, introducing us to the last of the Hell’s Kitchen’s heroes, destined to team up Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Cage.
While we are hearing more and more news of both Iron Fist and The Defenders, though, it’s easy to forget that Cage had not yet been officially renewed for another run, despite a positive reception, a barnstorming central performance from Mike Colter and a topicality that gave it an edge other Marvel Netflix series have lacked.
“Marvel’s muscular hip-hop western is a powerful, thrilling punch to modern headlines,” we wrote in our review. “At a time when news reports repeatedly bring us word of black people being killed, Marvel’s series presents us with a black man who’s bullet-proof, no matter who’s firing the gun. It’s an inherently powerful image that gives the series a burning importance, despite its minor flaws. In the 1970s, we believed a man can fly. In 2016, Luke Cage goes one step further: it dares us to believe a black man can’t be shot.”
Now, though, the show’s second run has been given the green light, with the series’ official Twitter account teasing the news with a short video.
— Luke Cage (@LukeCage) December 4, 2016
There is no word on when the second season will be released, but Luke Cage is at the back of a long queue: he’s the third of the four heroes to score a second solo gig, following Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Indeed, Daredevil already has two seasons under its belt and is now awaiting a third, while The Punisher, introduced in Daredevil’s second season, is getting his own spin-off show. Production on those, though, will only begin after The Defenders and Iron Fist.
The exact order from then on is not yet clear, but with those two set to debut next year, we’ll have to a sit at least one more sweet Christmas for Cage’s return. Until then, catch up with our reviews of Season 1 here.