Netflix has ordered Luke Cage season 2, and we couldn’t be happier to head back to Harlem.
Following in the footsteps of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, the renewal of Luke Cage was announced on Sunday. But like future seasons of earlier Netflix/Marvel collaborations, fans may have to wait a while to enjoy Luke’s second season of adventures.
Netflix has not announced a timeframe for Luke Cage season 2, though it may be as distant as 2019. Next year’s slate of heroes is occupied by the debut of Iron Fist on March 17, and presumably the highly-anticipated mashup series The Defenders. Daredevil season 3, Jessica Jones season 2, and the premiere of Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher series are thought to be scheduled for 2018.
Still, fans of Luke can expect to see him taking on Manhattan’s perils (and Sigourney Weaver) in The Defenders. And as the walls between the various Netflix series grow thinner, it’s always possible that Mike Colter will resume the role in the starring adventures of his fellow heroes.
Luke Cage premiered on Netflix in late September, offering a powerfully human look at the man with unbreakable skin. Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, hopefully returning to helm season 2, explored African-American life in Harlem with a deft and lyrical touch. Colter shone in the title role, growing beautifully from his (slightly traumatic) time with Jessica Jones.
Rosario Dawson once again became champion of the non-powered set as Claire Temple, while Simone Missick was a revelation as razor-sharp Detective Misty Knight. Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait too long to see either woman again. Dawson and Missick — along with half the casts of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist — will join the action for The Defenders.