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Luke Cage returns just in time for summer break

by Eric Frederiksen | March 7, 2018March 7, 2018 2:00 pm PST

Jessica Jones‘ second season doesn’t even hit Netflix until tomorrow, but the streaming giant is already starting up the hype train for its next Marvel release – the return of Luke Cage. While we had to wait almost a year between Ms. Jones’ and Mr Cage’s first seasons, the wait this time is just a few months. According to the new trailer, we can look forward to Luke Cage‘s second season on June 22.

The first season hit back in September of 2016 – a full 18 months ago. By the time the show is actually airing, it’ll have been just short of two years. After the first season, it seems Netflix and Marvel took their collective time with this second season. Not that I’m complaining.

The first season started out strong, and the first half of it is some of Marvel’s best work, with an incredible cast of actors playing deep, interesting characters. Then, the second half of the season hit and everything fell apart in a frustrating, disappointing way.

This first trailer doesn’t give us much to go on – there are no story details or even any characters other than Luke himself (and his hoodie) to work with. We do know detective Misty Knight will be sporting a shiny new accessory (courtesy Stark Industries) following the events of Marvel’s The Defenders, and that Danny Rand, the Immortal Iron Fist, Protector of K’un-L’un, Sworn Enemy of the Hand, appears in at least one episode. Netflix also renewed the show for another 13 episodes. Aside from that, though, speculation about the show will have to wait. For now, though, we have a firm release date to look forward to.

In the meantime, you can check out our review of the first season of Luke Cage and, if you somehow missed it, you have just over 3 months to finish up the first season.

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...