Lucy Liu to Direct the Season 2 Premiere of Marvel’s Luke Cage!

Marvel Entertainment and Netflix have announced that actress-turned-director Lucy Liu is set to step behind the camera for the Season 2 premiere of Marvel’s Luke Cage!

“What a thrill to collaborate with Marvel and Netflix, two industry titans, who paint our world with inspiring stories and beguiling characters,” Liu said. “It is such an honor to work with such a passionate and fearless team.”

“When you’re dealing with a bulletproof man, it helps if you have a bulletproof Director,” said executive producer Jeph Loeb. “Lucy brings a keen eye, a superb sense of story, and an obvious love of actors. She is rocking Luke Cage 2.”

Liu’s first directing credit was the 2011 short film Meena, which she followed with an episode of Graceland and four episodes of Elementary, which she also stars on.

Mike Colter returns as the titular Luke Cage, with Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, and Theo Rossi as Shades. Newcomers to the series so far include Mustafa Shakir (The DeuceThe Night Of) as John McIver, a natural leader, brimming with charisma, whose mission is focused on Harlem and vengeance; and Gabrielle Dennis (Insecure, Rosewood) as Tilda Johnson, a brilliant, holistic doctor with a complicated history in Harlem where, as much as she tries to stay far from trouble, it seems to always find her.

Marvel’s Luke Cage is Executive Produced by Cheo Hodari Coker (Ray DonovanSouthland) and Aïda Croal (The ReturnedTrue Blood) is Co-Executive Producer, along with Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.

Luke Cage can next be seen in Marvel’s The Defenders, debuting on August 18. Marvel’s Luke Cage will return in 2018.