Emmy-nominated actress Lucy Liu has been selected to direct the upcoming premiere of Luke Cage Season 2. The show’s producers are also stoked to see Liu’s work for the series once it gets released.
According to Deadline, Lucy Liu is honored to work with the Luke Cage team to make its first episode. “What a thrill to collaborate with Marvel and Netflix, two industry titans, who paint our world with inspiring stories and beguiling characters, It is such an honor to work with such a passionate and fearless team,” said Liu.
Series executive producer Jeph Loeb said that Liu is a good fit for making Luke Cage’s Season 2 premiere. “Lucy brings a keen eye, a superb sense of story, and an obvious love of actors. She is rocking Luke Cage 2.”
Previously, Liu has shown her directorial work in her movie, Meena, and four episodes of CBS’ television series, Elementary. Meena is a movie that features human trafficking while Elementary provides a modern-day spin to the Sherlock Holmes’s characters.
So far, the Luke Cage story features the titular character’s vigilante justice against criminal underworld figures in his city. Cage has just finished up his fight against Diamondback as of the first season. Potentially, the Season 2 premiere will lay down the setting of Luke Cage’s next target or mission to keep criminals from taking over his city.
As of now, the Marvel-Netflix series isn’t looking so hot after Iron Fist ended. Many fans didn’t like Danny Rand’s story and even branded Iron Fist as one of the worst Marvel shows so far. Luke Cage 2 could potentially help the Marvel series recover from the bad taste it left in the fan’s mouths. However, the next Marvel Netflix show will be “The Defenders” (August 2017), which is the Avengers version of the Netflix Marvel characters. Both The Defenders and Luke Cage Season 2 2 have a good chance to make the Marvel internet shows good again.