You can't burn him. You can't blast him. You can't break him. Season Two of Marvel's Luke Cage premieres June 22 on Netflix. Today, we have the official announcement video, which brings back Harlem's greatest superhero. We also have a number of first look images that tease what to expect in these all-new episodes.
After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can't save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.
Luke Cage stars Mike Colter (Extinction). The second season is executive produced by series showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (Ray Donovan), Jim Chory (Marvel's Jessica Jones), and Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Jessica Jones), who also serves as Marvel's Head of Television. The premiere episode of season two is directed by Lucy Liu (Future World). The cast also features Simone Missick (Ray Donovan), Alfre Woodard (The Lion King), Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy), Mustafa Shakir (The Deuce), Gabrielle Dennis (Rosewood) and Rosario Dawson (Marvel's Daredevil). Marvel's Luke Cage is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. All 13 original episodes of Marvel's Luke Cage, Season 2 will premiere exclusively on Netflix.
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Luke Cage Season 2 wrapped way back in November of last year, after Luke had returned in the epic miniseries The Defenders. Now he is back on his home turf, fighting a very personal war. Early set photos showed off Misty Knight's bionic arm. These latest images give us that arm in action! Simone Missick looks like a true bad ass in this first look sneak peak, and she's going to give Mike Colter a run for his money, that's for sure.
In The Defenders, which debuted back in August of last year, Misty Knight had her arm cut off by The Hand villain Bakuto (Ramon Rodriguez). When Misty was last seen, she was recovering in a hospital owned by Danny Rand (Finn Jones), while Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) oversaw her recovery. Now she is back and badder than ever before. As for the bionic arm, it matches up with the Misty Knight fans know and love from the Marvel comics. In those books, Misty's metallic arm was designed by billionaire Tony Stark and his Stark Industries company. The arm gives her superhuman strength, allowing her to produce energy blasts and gravity fields, while even giving her the power to control robots.
Today, we get just a taste of that arm in action, along with a whole lot of Luke Cage looking as superhero as ever. This is pretty exciting stuff. It's too bad we have to wait several more months for it to arrive on Netflix. Hopefully this sneaky taster spoon will be enough to tide fans over until then.