A new promo for Season 2 of Luke Cage features Rand Enterprises assisting Misty Knight during her road to recovery, following the loss of her right arm.
Mustafa Shakir (The Deuce, Quarry) also appears in the trailer as John McIver aka "Bushmaster", a baddie who is equally if not more powered than Harlem's friendly neighborhood superhero.
"Black women have always had superpowers", she says in the opening frames of the trailer. Of course these individuals shows have their own showrunners and writers who work for months to craft their stories, so one imagines they're not super eager to simply piggyback off of what another show is doing.
But Luke rescues her and hands her over to the emergency services before the whole building goes up in flames. In this new trailer for Luke Cage season two, Mariah and her quest to improve Harlem - even if that means destroying it - take center stage. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.
I was pretty mixed on Luke Cage after watching the entirety of the first season - though that first half that featured Mahershala Ali was fan-flipping-tastic.