The Season 2 premiere of Marvel’s Luke Cage has landed Lucy Liu as director. Having helmed a handful of episodes of CBS’ Elementary, in which she also stars, the Emmy-nominated actress continues her foray behind the camera for the acclaimed superhero series at Netflix.
“What a thrill to collaborate with Marvel and Netflix, two industry titans, who paint our world with inspiring stories and beguiling characters,” Liu said in a statement. “It is such an honor to work with such a passionate and fearless team.”
Series executive producer Jeph Loeb is excited to have Liu on board to helm the premiere. “When you’re dealing with a bulletproof man, it helps if you have a bulletproof director,” he said. “Lucy brings a keen eye, a superb sense of story and an obvious love of actors. She is rocking Luke Cage 2.”
Liu’s involvement with the series, which is set to return in 2018, continues her relationship with Netflix. She recently joined Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, and Taye Diggs in the streaming giant’s upcoming comedy Set It Up from director Claire Scanlon.
LTTP but just currently finished the 6th episode. I was so wrong about this show, bloody love it! Feels very much like The Wire in the Marvel universe. I don't think there is one bad cast members in this, I mean Mahershala Ali
Right, how the hell do you go from someone like Cottonmouth to this pantomime villain Diamondback? This feels like entirely different show Oh man, what a huge comedown. This series should have ended after 7 episodes.
I rather liked season 1, but like others have said it took a bit of a dive in the second half of it with the different villain. Do we know how many episodes it will be? I find these Marvel shows drag a little at times as the number of episodes in each is a few too many.