Netflix’s Luke Cage hits the streets of Harlem once again for a second season.
Mike Colter reprises the role of Luke Cage in the highly anticipated second season of Netflix’s Luke Cage. The street level hero has faced some of the worst Harlem has to offer. After a brief stint in jail (at the end of season one) and a short-lived team up with other local heroes (in the Netflix mini-series The Defenders) Cage returns to defend his home turf against a new threat.
Created for Netflix by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Luke Cage operates around the street-oriented heroes such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and The Punisher.
Mike Colter stars as Luke Cage, a former convict with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin which now fights crime and corruption. Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Rosario Dawson, and Alfre Woodard also star, with Mahershala Ali and Erik LaRay Harvey joining them for season one, and Mustafa Shakir and Gabrielle Dennis for season two.
Here is the synopsis of Netflix’s Luke Cage season 2:
Luke Cage is back. 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.
The trailer begins with a bang, literally. Luke Cage emerges from a firey eight wheeler talking right into the camera. He declares if people want to test him people know where to find him. The camera pans out to reveal a young man recording Luke Cage’s speech as if they are shooting a commercial.
A panoramic shot of Harlem is shown. A voice-over is displeased how everyone seems to be talking about this Luke Cage, the bulletproof black man. Luke Cage is depicted as a folk hero, loved and appreciated. People point and stare at him with amazement. Others create murals of him.
The voice-over declares Cage to be the ghetto boogeyman of criminals’ nightmares. Luke Cage is shown taking down an assortment of armed thugs. Until he comes face to face with a highly skilled fighter, who easily defeats him. The assailant is known as John McIver also known as Bushmaster. McIver is played by Mustafa Shakir.
Luke Cage retreats to Pop’s Barbershop where his companions, Bobby Fish, Claire Temple, and Misty Knight, all tell Cage despite his indestructible skin he isn’t invulnerable. Any man who can take down the hero of Harlem with his bare hands can’t be good for the community.
Misty Knight and Luke Cage investigate the origins of the Bushmaster. Luke Cage sets himself on a collision course with the Bushmaster, punching his way to the new villain in town. Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) makes her appearance in the trailer proclaiming Harlem doesn’t need a hero, it needs a queen.
The trailer ends with Misty Knight debuting her new cybernetic arm (a replacement for the arm she lost during the events of The Defenders mini-series).
Netflix’s second season of Luke Cage debuts June 22nd, 2018.