'Luke Cage' Has Been Renewed For A Second Season On Netflix
After impressing viewers with its first batch of episodes this past September, Marvel's Netflix series Luke Cage has been renewed for an additional season.
The show revealed the news in a brief video message posted on its official Twitter account Sunday.
Always forward. #LukeCagepic.twitter.com/4pnu52KFKr
— Luke Cage (@LukeCage) December 4, 2016
Luke Cage is based on the Marvel Comics hero of the same name: a black man from Harlem, New York City with impervious skin and superhuman strength. Actor Mike Colter played the superhero, returning after being introduced to viewers the year before as a recurring character on another Marvel Netflix series, Jessica Jones. Cage would wear bullethole-tattered hoodies while beating up bad guys and protecting his neighborhood.
Viewers loved the increased amount of black characters in a Marvel universe that is usually whitewashed. But the show also had strong performances by Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, and Frankie Faison, and a general sense of black dialogue and feel put together by showrunner and former music journalist Cheo Hodari Coker. The show also had a fantastic soundtrack, put together by Adrian Younge and A Tribe Called Quest Co-Founder Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Its praise has earned it a strong 96% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Read Okayplayer's Luke Cage coverage here, including the collection of Easter Eggs we found and an interview with Younge and Muhammad.