Luke Cage is returning for season 2 on June 22nd. Netflix announced the news today with a 26-second teaser, in which Cage helpfully reminds viewers that he can’t be burned, blasted, or broken.
The first season of the series premiered in 2016, giving Cage — who first appeared as a character in season 1 of Jessica Jones — the spotlight as a hero defending the streets of Harlem. In the time since we saw him last, Luke Cage has become a local celebrity. “But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save,” the trailer description reads. “With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.”
Luke Cage also previously appeared in The Defenders, the Jessica Jones / Luke Cage / Daredevil / Iron Fist crossover miniseries that arrived on Netflix last August. Season 2 of Jessica Jones is the first show to continue Netflix’s Marvel run since the team-up miniseries; it premieres March 8th. Iron Fist has also been renewed for a second season, with no launch date set yet, while Daredevil season 3 is expected later this year. The spinoff series The Punisher is also getting a second season, meaning Netflix’s Marvel run will continue for the foreseeable future — except for The Defenders, that is. The streaming service has yet to comment on whether fans can expect another team-up chapter.