“Everybody talking about Luke Cage like he’s Jesus,” says the new trailer for the second season of the Netflix and Marvel series about Harlem’s resident hero. However, as you can see in the video above, talk means little compared to action in Marvel’s Luke Cage and there is a ton of that in the June 22 launching series.
Amidst explosions, some very 1970s style swagger, street fights, a powerful new arm for Misty Knight (Simone Missick), a well curated hip hop soundtrack, a lot of bullets hitting the bulletproof Cage, a glimpse of Gary C. Clark onstage plus some new and old enemies, Season 2 of the Mike Colter led series looks to have cranked it up from Season 1 – and that was pretty intense itself.
Or as Colter’s Cage darkly puts it at one point in the new trailer: “Sometimes brutality gets shit done.” As you can also see from the key art here, The Defenders alum is caught in a conflict of who he is, who people want him to be and what a hero truly is.
Kicking off with its Lucy Liu helmed premiere, the 13-episode second season from executive producer and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, fellow EPs Jim Chory and Jeph Loeb sees not only Colter and Missick back but also Marvel small screen hallmark Rosario Dawson, Theo Rossi and Alfre Woodard as the ever-villainous Mariah Dillard. The Night Of’s Mustafa Shakir, Insecure’s Gabrielle Dennis plus The Sopranos alum Annabella Sciorra join Luke Cage this sophomore season as a trio of very different but very determined new enemies for the once reluctant hero.
Marvel’s Luke Cage is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
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— Luke Cage (@LukeCage) May 6, 2018