After doubling down on its offering of original programming, Netflix will also be doubling down on "Luke Cage," too: The streaming service has renewed the Marvel series for a second season.
The news was announced on the show's social media accounts on Sunday, with a short video focusing on Pop's Barber Shop (a key setting in season one), and a neon sign in the window that says "Season 2: Coming soon." The announcement also included Pop's motto, "Always forward," an important mantra for the titular hero (played by Mike Colter) throughout the show's inaugural season.
It should come as no surprise that Netflix would want to stay in the "Luke Cage" business, considering the show's critical acclaim and warm reception from fans. The series was so in-demand during its debut weekend back in October that it temporarily crashed the streaming service.
The renewal also means that there will be more adventures in the Marvel deal that the comics powerhouse struck with Netflix, which will culminate in the "Defenders" team-up series featuring characters from "Daredevil," "Jessica Jones," "Luke Cage," and "Iron Fist." The latter series is set to debut sometime in early 2017.
No word yet on when fans can expect season two of "Luke Cage." Stay tuned.
[via: Luke Cage/Twitter]