Luke Cage won’t start production until this summer, but already showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker is pretty excited for what’s to come.
Speaking with Mashable, Coker discusses the expectations for Luke Cage’s second season. Mostly, he just hope for what he calls “bulletproof dopeness.”
“Just bulletproof dopeness! That’s what I want to maintain. I’m hoping that people continue to really enjoy the flavor of the show, and that it feels like a real Harlem and a real New York, but at the same time, has that Marvel twist — the Marvel twist with Netflix’s reach. That’s really this combination of all those factors that I think made Season 1 really a great ride, and hopefully we can maintain that same feel.”
And since music was a primary focus in the show’s first season, Coker compared season two to “The Low End Theory.”
“The analogy I say is that, I want Season 2 to be ‘The Low End Theory.’ ‘Low End Theory,’ if you’re a hip hop fan, you know that that’s A Tribe Called Quest’s second record. The first record, ‘[People’s] Instinctive Travels [and the Paths of Rhythm], was great, but then ‘Low End Theory’ was the record that everyone says … when they think of A Tribe Called Quest taking it to the next level.
That’s my hope for Season 2, is that we have some of the similar sounds, but we go in a deeper direction. So I’m hoping that we avoid the sophomore jinx in that, because we know what we have in Mike [Colter], because we know what we have in our cast, that we’re just pushing deeper.”
Luke Cage season two doesn’t have a premiere date as of yet, but look for more news to come as the show goes into production. It will probably debut on Netflix in early 2018.
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