‘Luke Cage’ Season Two is inching closer and as such, Netflix has released a new clip from the first episode.  After clearing his name at the end of Season One, Luke has become a hero for the people in Harlem, but with that elevated visibility and the harsh reality that some people are never satisfied.  In the clip, which is presumably from early in the first new episode, ‘Soul Brother #1’, Luke (Mike Colter) is striding down the street confidently and seemingly pleased with what he has managed to accomplish.

But his neighbors are quick to knock him down a peg, complaining that whatever he has accomplished hasn’t been enough and demanding he do more.  Even a little girl tells him that he’s “no better than the cops.”  Ouch.

This season, Cage must take on the powerful Bushmaster (a.k.a. John McIver, played by Mustafa Shakir), who appears to be building an army, including a lot of Harlem’s Jamaican populations, according to the dialogue in this scene.

After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a
reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect
the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable
new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.

In addition to Colter, Rosario Dawson returns as Claire Temple, with Simone Missick as Misty Knight, sporting a new cybernetic arm.  Alfre Woodard’s sinister Mariah Dillard is expected to return, along with Shades, played by Theo Rossi and Gabrielle Dennis as Tilda Johnson.  Annabella Sciorra will appear as Rosalie Carbone, in an undiclosed number of episodes. Antonique Smith will appear as Detective Nandi Tyler, a rival of Misty’s.  And as has been highly publicized, Finn Jones’ Danny Rand/Iron Fist will appear, setting these two heroes up to follow the ‘Heroes for Hire’ path they did in the comics.

‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 will consist of 13 episodes.  The first will be directed by Lucy Liu.  All episodes will be available to stream on June 22.