Marvel are hard at work expanding their presence on Netflix. They’ve already put three shows on the streaming platform, and they’re going to double that number over the next 12 months. While they’re churning out content, they’re clearly doing it in a successful way. They’ve had a 100% renewal rate so far, and that’s continued with Luke Cage.
Just over two months after Luke Cage hit our screens, Marvel have green-lit Season 2. There was no major fanfare around the announcement, it came courtesy of a tweet featuring a key location. The news came as a sign on Pop’s barber shop, which we’re hoping becomes the office for the Heroes for Hire.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) December 4, 2016
It shouldn’t really be a surprise, the show had a lot of acclaim after release. Plus, both Daredevil and Jessica Jones have been renewed shortly after airing. Those renewals does leave Marvel TV with a few headaches. With so many shows in some form of production, just how do they fit everything in?
Next year, Marvel are set to release three new seasons on Netflix. They have Iron Fist set for March 17, plus The Defenders and The Punisher for 2017 releases. After that, it’s likely that the three shows which have already aired will return in 2018. That’s probably when we’ll see Luke Cage Season 2.
Of course, we could see a few appearances from Mike Colter as Cage before then. We know he’s returning in The Defenders, while we’d love to see him pop up in March alongside Danny Rand/Iron Fist, his fellow Hero for Hire. We had been hoping for a Heroes for Hire spin-off show, but this news seems to rule out that possibility for the time being.
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city–forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.