Sweet Christmas! As if the early reviews of Rogue One were not enough to excite you, Marvel just announced that Luke Cage will be back for a second season.
That’s right, Marvel and Netflix are not finished with Luke Cage just yet. The series is Marvel’s third drama for Netflix as it continues to build a comic universe on the streaming giant’s platform.
The titular superhero, played by Mike Colter, is an African-American ex-con who lives in Harlem. As a meta-human, Cage possesses super strength as well as unbreakable skin, which he uses to help face off against local gangster Cottonmouth. Developed by Cheo Hodari Coker and Marvel, the drama also stars Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi and Frank Whaley.
Luke Cage is Marvel’s third series for Netflix and so far they are three for three in securing recurring seasons. The highly successful show follows in the footsteps of Daredevil (which was just renewed for a third season) and Jessica Jones (also renewed for a second season) — the latter of which Cage plays a role in.
Netflix and Marvel announced the debut of a fourth drama — Iron Fist — earlier this year. That series is scheduled to drop in 2017. Eventually, all four shows will team up as the Defenders, in what Marvel hopes will be an epic mash-up. Netflix has yet to announce the miniseries’ premiere date.
Marvel is also working on a spinoff of the popular show Daredevil, starring Jon Bernthal as the Punisher. Given the massive amount of projects Marvel is working on, it’s unclear how long we will have to wait for season two of Luke Cage.