Luke Cage Responds To That Cringeworthy Premiere Scene

In one of the final scenes of Luke Cage's second season premiere, D.W. pops out revealing he has been recording Luke's confrontation with a bad guy for Harlem's Hero app. Instead of shying away from the camera, Luke embraces it with a powerful monologue that he concludes with a dab. While it was a huge hit with D.W., some fans apparently did not match his enthusiasm for it, and now the Luke Cage show itself has responded to the reaction with the following tweet. See it below:

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This tweet from Luke Cage's Twitter account is yet another sign that the hit series is paying attention to responses surrounding the show. The series' showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker recently revealed that he took feedback from Season 1 into consideration when crafting Season 2. In responding to fans on Twitter, the show laid Luke's dab to rest yesterday at 1:30 p.m. ET. If Netflix greenlights the series for a third season (which is likely), fans now know that Luke's dab will not be a part of it.

It is rare that a show acknowledges awkward moments head-on. That is part of what a series having social media is for though, and Luke Cage has utilized it brilliantly with its self-effacing humor. And fans seem to be appreciating it. The tweet has already garnered nearly 2,000 retweets and over 6,000 likes. While the reaction to the dab means that it will not take place in the future, fans will always have the memory of it to keep them company.

This tweet was a great move on the show's part. While some series ignore fans' feelings, that is not how many successful shows go about growing a fanbase. It comes with listening to them, and as the caption on Luke Cage's tweet says, they heard fans "loud and clear" when it came to Luke's now-infamous dab. As seen here, some moments are met with the same enthusiasm they garner on-screen, and some of them do not.

One of the major bonuses that came out of Luke's dab is that the show got a chance to demonstrate how in-touch they are with their fans. That is something that is a tremendous comfort when you are one. Whether Luke Cage will give an in-show nod to Luke's dab having died is yet another reason for Netflix to renew the show for a third season; so fans can find out. For now, the series' Twitter page has had the last word.

For more on Luke Cage, check out the show's official site (opens in new tab). For more television content set to premiere on Netflix this year, check out our 2018 Netflix premiere rundown, and when you are done reading that, look through our guide to Amazon Prime's premiere schedule. For new television shows you can watch while you wait for word on Luke Cage's return, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's summer premieres.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.