Award-winning actress and director Lucy Liu (Elementary, Graceland) will direct the second season premiere of the Netflix original series Marvel's Luke Cage. The entire 13-episode second season of Marvel's Luke Cage will premiere in 2018.
Liu made her directorial debut with the 2011 short film "Meena." She has also directed four episodes of Elementary for CBS.
"What a thrill to collaborate with Marvel and Netflix, two industry titans, who paint our world with inspiring stories and beguiling characters," Lucy Liu said in a statement. "It is such an honor to work with such a passionate and fearless team."
"When you're dealing with a bulletproof man, it helps if you have a bulletproof Director," said executive producer Jeph Loeb. "Lucy brings a keen eye, a superb sense of story, and an obvious love of actors. She is rocking Luke Cage 2."
In Marvel's Luke Cage, after a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a man trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City.
Luke Cage stars Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Rosario Dawson, and Alfre Woodard. Cheo Hodari Coker serves as showrunner.
Before Marvel's Luke Cage season 2 premiere, Luke Cage will appear in the eight-episode miniseries Marvel's The Defenders and team up with fellow Netflix Marvel heroes Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones. The series premiers on Netflix on August 18.
Marvel's The Defenders follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.
Marvel's The Defenders is developed by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez. The miniseries will also feature Sigourney Weaver as the villain, Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver), and several recurring guest stars from Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage, and Marvel's Iron Fist, including Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn as Stick, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.
Marvel's The Defenders premieres on Netflix on Aug. 18, 2017.
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