'Luke Cage' Season 2 Trailer Features Mariah Dillard, Bushmaster

He's going to have it tough Mike Coulter is back as Marvel superhero Luke Cage as Netflix drops an action-packed trailer from the highly anticipated second season on Tuesday

As the war between Mariah and Bushmaster becomes ever more violent, Luke wrestles with the idea of intervening to protect the councilwoman/crime boss for the good of the city. The latter takes the form of John McIver (AKA the Bushmaster), a musclebound foe capable of bringing even Mike Colter's Power Man to his knees - think Diamondback, only with a cold and calculating heart. The trailer showed off some pretty cool action sequences including a shot of Cage and Bushmaster engaged in an epic battle; both characters appear to have bulletproof skin.

Luke Cage's sophomore run of 13 episodes (releasing Friday, June 22) finds Alfre Woodard's Mariah Dillard trying to pick up her political career and make something of the family she hates so much, following her brutal takeover of Harlem's Paradise.

The second season is executive produced by series showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (Ray Donovan), Jim Chory (Marvel's Jessica Jones), and Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Jessica Jones), who also serves as Marvel's Head of Television. After all, he's Harlem's hero, and Harlem's hero works against criminals, not with them.

She's back Luke faces a power grab for Harlem from Alfre Woodward's councilwoman and crime boss Mariah Dillard
She's back Luke faces a power grab for Harlem from Alfre Woodward's councilwoman and crime boss Mariah Dillard

He is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.

I was pretty mixed on Luke Cage after watching the entirety of the first season - though that first half that featured Mahershala Ali was fan-flipping-tastic.


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