Series returns to Netflix in 2018!

Marvel Television and Netflix announced that multiple award-winning actress and director, Lucy Liu (“Elementary,” Graceland”) is directing the premiere episode of the second season of the Netflix original series “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” set to premiere in 2018.  All 13-episodes of the first season of “Marvel’s Luke Cage” are now streaming on Netflix.

In addition to a slew of television and film credits, Liu made her directorial debut in 2011’s short film, Meena and also directed four episodes of the CBS series, “Elementary.”

“Lucy and I have been tight since our ‘SouthLAnd’ days and she’s a welcome addition to our Luke Cage family. She brings the same buoyant intensity, deft humor, and singular focus to her directing that she has always brought to her acting….not to mention the fact that the former ‘O’Ren Ishii’ certainly knows her way around an action sequence,” said series executive producer and showrunner, Cheo Hodari Coker. “Her enthusiasm is infectious.”

“What a thrill to collaborate with Marvel and Netflix, two industry titans, who paint our world with inspiring stories and beguiling characters,” remarked Lucy Liu. “It is such an honor to work with such a passionate and fearless team.”

“When you’re dealing with a bulletproof man, it helps if you have a bulletproof Director,” said executive producer Jeph Loeb. “Lucy brings a keen eye, a superb sense of story, and an obvious love of actors.  She is rocking Luke Cage 2.”

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a man trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City.

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The pair join Mike Colter, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi & Rosario Dawson!

Marvel Television and Netflix announced that Mustafa Shakir (“The Deuce,” “The Night Of”) and Gabrielle Dennis (“Insecure,” “Rosewood”) have joined the cast in the sophomore season of “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” set to premiere in 2018.  All 13-episodes of the first season of “Marvel’s Luke Cage” are now streaming on Netflix.

Shakir has been cast as ‘John McIver,’ a natural leader, brimming with charisma, whose mission is focused on Harlem and vengeance.

Dennis will play the role of ‘Tilda Johnson’ who is a brilliant, holistic doctor with a complicated history in Harlem where, as much as she tries to stay far from trouble, it seems to always find her.

“Mustafa’s incredible presence and power ignited us from our first meeting, and Gabrielle brings the charm and smarts to a very complicated role,” remarked executive producer, Jeph Loeb. “Both will be wonderful additions to our already magnificent cast.”

“I can’t wait for audiences to see the compelling paces we put both Mustafa and Gabrielle through,” said “Marvel’s Luke Cage” executive producer and showrunner, Cheo Hodari Coker. “From the moment you see each of them on screen, I feel they will be powerful additions to the world of Marvel and Harlem’s Luke Cage.”

Shakir and Dennis will join returning cast members Mike Colter as ‘Luke Cage,’ Simone Missick as ‘Misty Knight,’ Rosario Dawson as ‘Claire Temple,’ Alfre Woodard as ‘Mariah Dillard,’ and Theo Rossi as ‘Shades.’

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a man trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City.

“Marvel’s Luke Cage” is Executive Produced by Cheo Hodari Coker (“Ray Donovan,” “Southland”) and Aïda Croal (“The Returned,” “True Blood”) as Co-Executive Producer, along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Punisher,” “Marvel’s Inhumans”), and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Punisher,” “Marvel’s Inhumans”).

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Marvel Studios & TV received top honors!

The 2017 Saturn Awards have announced their winners, and Marvel took four home for film and tv!

Celebrating science-fiction, fantasy, and horror films and television, the Saturn Awards gave Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” the statue for Best Comic-To-Film Motion Picture, and “Marvel’s Luke Cage” walked away with the award for Best New Media TV Series.

But that’s not all! Tilda Swinton earned Best Supporting Actress in a Film for her role as the Ancient One in “Doctor Strange” while Tom Holland took home the award for Best Performance By a Younger Actor in Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War.”

Congratulations to all the winners, and stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on Marvel film and TV!

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Harlem's Defender will return for a second season, coming soon!

The Defender of Harlem made his big debut this year with “Marvel’s Luke Cage” on Netflix, and fans and critics alike praised the Luke’s first solo adventure–and now you can look forward to even more!

That’s right, following his appearance in “Marvel’s The Defenders,” Luke will return for a second action-packed season. While we obviously can’t tell you too much about Season 2, you can always stream all of Season 1 again only on Netflix!

In the meantime, keep your eyes on @LukeCage on Twitter and the official Facebook page for the latest on Harlem’s Defender!

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