Marvel's Luke Cage season 2 trailer teases a mean queen

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And, of course, star Mike Coulter's Luke, a former convict who now fights crime in New York's Harlem after an experiment left him with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin, is going to have a tough time.

Luke Cage's sophomore run of 13 episodes (releasing Friday, June 22) finds Alfre Woodard's Mariah Dillard trying to pick up her political career and make something of the family she hates so much, following her brutal takeover of Harlem's Paradise.

"Black women have always had superpowers", she says in the opening frames of the trailer. It needs a queen. In March, Netflix announced that Annabella Sciorra will play Rosalie Carbone, "a unsafe downtown criminal underworld power player with an eye, and an agenda, toward Harlem".

She's back Luke faces a power grab for Harlem from Alfre Woodward's councilwoman and crime boss Mariah Dillard
She's back Luke faces a power grab for Harlem from Alfre Woodward's councilwoman and crime boss Mariah Dillard

But Luke rescues her and hands her over to the emergency services before the whole building goes up in flames. The video then zooms in on Misty's new appendage, which she will no doubt begin to use on the streets of NY and Harlem to fight alongside Luke Cage.

Yes, there's a palpable power vacuum simmering beneath the streets of Harlem, and it's up to Marvel's Luke Cage to protect his treasured neighborhood from threats old and new.

He is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain. But Mariah has one thing Bushmaster and Rosalie don't, and that's Luke Cage.

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