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Netflix is home to some of the most intense and action-packed superhero series on the small screen, and most of them so far have been well-received by fans and critics alike. Mike Colter made his superhero debut as Luke Cage on Jessica Jones in 2015, then moved up in the Marvel world with his own series in 2016. The first season of Luke Cage was pretty epic, and many fans have been waiting and waiting for news of when the second season (with some brand new characters) could premiere. Now, Mike Colter has an answer of sorts:

I'm about to start next month. When The Defenders comes out on August 18, that'll be something we can hold onto for a little while and we can enjoy that. And hopefully, we'll get to see Luke Cage out early next year.

Well, Mike Colter wasn't able to reveal an exact premiere date, but "early next year" sounds good to me. Even if he doesn't seem to know for sure when Luke Cage Season 2 will debut, his timeframe is certainly encouraging. His comments at Houston's Comicpalooza (via MCUExchange) at least indicate that we might be getting more details about the second season in the not-too-distant future. After all, filming will apparently get into gear next month.

Of course, "early next year" is still pretty far off. Still, we'll get to see Mike Colter back in action before Season 2 kicks off. He'll star in The Defenders this summer, alongside Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, and Finn Jones as Iron Fist. We obviously won't get as much of Colter as we would in a season of Luke Cage since he shares the spotlight, but some is better than none. Besides, the trailer actually looks pretty epic, and Mike Colter makes it sound fantastic.

Luke Cage Season 2 is only one of the Marvel projects in the works at Netflix. Jessica Jones and Daredevil also have new seasons on the way at some point, and The Punisher with Jon Bernthal will need to debut as well. Throw in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Inhumans on ABC and Cloak & Dagger on Freeform, and Marvel will have plenty of projects on the small screen in the next year or so.

You can catch Mike Colter back as Luke Cage when The Defenders becomes available on Netflix starting on Friday, August 18 at 12:01 a.m. PT. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in superhero news, and don't forget to check out our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well. Our TV season finale schedule can give you all you need to know about your shows ending.

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