Netflix Commands Second Season From ‘Luke Cage’

By December 5, 2016
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It should be no surprise that Netflix is bringing back one of its Marvel series, Luke Cage. But what might be a surprise is when we’ll get a chance to see that second season.

That’s because Marvel didn’t share. Only that Luke Cage is “coming soon.”

Netflix made the announcement simply with a Twitter photo, according to Variety, with a sign in Pop’s Barber Shop reading “Season 2 is coming soon.”

Marvel and Netflix has been a tremendous marriage, beginning with Daredevil, and continuing on through Jessica Jones and soon with other major properties like Iron FistThe Punisher and The Defenders. However, with Netflix worried about over-saturating its subscriber base with Marvel series, it’s spreading all its shows out.

lukecage120516-sideWith the three newest shows coming in 2017, that means Mike Colter might not be back in the title role until 2018 at the earliest. Maybe even 2019. And that’s not including the other shows that have received second seasons like Jessica Jones, or even seconds and thirds like Daredevil.

Colter got his first regular series work opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in the short-lived The CW series Ringer before grabbing recurring roles on both The Following with Kevin Bacon and The Good Wife on CBS.

He first took on the Luke Cage character in Jessica Jones with Krysten Ritter in 2015 before getting his own spin-off. Colter is currently filming The Defenders.

The series also stars Rosario Dawson, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi and Alfre Woodard. It was developed by Cheo Hodari Coker, who also was a writer and producer on shows like NCIS: Los Angeles and Fox’s Almost Human with Karl Urban.

The Luke Cage character debuted on comic book stands in 1972, created by Archie Goodwin, John Romita Sr. and George Tuska.

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