“Luke Cage,” the Netflix series based on the Marvel Comics character, has been picked up for its second season, it was announced Sunday on the show’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
The show, which stars Mike Colter as the bulletproof superhero of Harlem, is now streaming its 13-episode first season on the streaming giant.
— Luke Cage (@LukeCage) December 4, 2016
The title character originated on “Jessica Jones” as Harlem’s hero, who was blessed with superhuman strength and impenetrable skin after a prison experiment went awry. In the series, he must stop running from his past and face those who want to shake Harlem to its very core.
Filming on “The Defenders,” which brings together Luke Cage, Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones, Charlie Cox’s Daredevil and Finn Jones’ Iron Fist, is now underway.
Netflix and Marvel Television have a deal to produce four live-action, 13-episode series revolving around Marvel superhero characters — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage — over four seasons. Their deal culminates in a mini-series called “The Defenders” in the fifth season.