The announcement was made with a tweet that featured a video set to the tune of the Luke Cage opening theme, sent out with Cage's own mantra, "Always forward."
That makes Marvel three-for-three with second season renewals on Netflix. Marvel's Daredevil was renewed for a second season on Netflix and has since earned a third. Marvel's Jessica Jones has also been renewed for a second season.
No release date was named. There was simply a neon sign in the window of Pop's Barber Shop that reads "Season 2 Coming Soon." Luke Cage Season 2 will presumably follow Marvel's Iron Fist and the crossover Marvel's Defenders series, which will both land on Netflix in 2017.
Luke Cage star Mike Colter has teased that the series' second season may see Luke teaming up with soon-to-be fellow Defender Iron Fist, played in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Game of Thrones alum Finn Jones. Both characters are best known for their time as the crime-fighting-for-profit duo called Heroes for Hire.
In addition to Iron Fist and Defenders, Marvel also has Daredevil Season 3, Jessica Jones Season 2 and the first season of Daredevil spin-off Marvel's Punisher queued up for Netflix, giving superhero streamers plenty to look forward to.
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage 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.0comments
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Luke Cage Season 1 is streaming on Netflix.