Luke Cage season 2: expect it "early next year"

Luke Cage season 2 release date

Just a quick update here: Luke Cage star Mike Colter has revealed roughly when fans can expect to see his show’s second season.

“I’m about to start [filming] next month,” Colter told MCU Exchange. “When the Defenders comes out on August 18, that’ll be something we can hold onto for a little while and we can enjoy that. And hopefully, we’ll get to see Luke Cage out early next year.”

We’ll let you know wheen “early next year” morphs into a firm release date.

Luke Cage season 2 cast

With production starting soon, the show’s cast are being quizzed about their involvement whenever they happen to be interviewed. Theo Rossi, who plays Shades, is one of the first to confirm that he’ll be back. 

“Luke Cage is going down, [we’re in] season two. We’re pretty excited, it’ll be nice to get back into the swing”, Rossi told Parade, surprising no one. After all, Shades’ fortunes were on the up at the end of season 1. We assume he and Alfre Woodard’s Mariah Dillard will get on the wrong side of Luke Cage once again. 

Simone Missick – who plays Misty Knight – has also confirmed her involvement, posting a gym selfie on Twitter with the hashtag ‘MistySoFit’.

Luke Cage season 2 showrunner

Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker has also previously spoken about his vision for the second season.

“Now in my mind – we don’t go into Heroes For Hire in season one of Luke Cage”, he told Decider. “Luke Cage season one is ultimately about the evolution of a hero. I think what’s appealing about Luke is the fact that he’s just somebody who’s just your normal, average guy. He presents himself that way. He’s not pretentious, but then at the same time, feels a responsibility to kind of push forward. We’re not treating it as a one-off, and I’m confident people will dig the show, but, trust me, like season two, I’ve got a few ideas. But we really won’t get ready until Netflix sees the viewership, and hopefully, the subscriptions that will come from this show, and then they’ll say, ‘Let’s get into it.'”

It’s unclear how Luke Cage‘s second season will be affected by the fallout from The Defenders and Jessica Jones‘ next run, but you’d imagine the basic story arcs are already in place.

We’ll bring you more as we have it.

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