Harlem's hero returns next month for his second season, and things are heating up for the ex-con-turned-superhero known as Luke Cage. In a new clip released by Netflix, Luke is no longer the miraculous savior that he was last season. Having established himself in New York City, Luke is now being taken for granted, with people treating him like a beleaguered wedding DJ who's told your drunk ass a thousand times that he doesn't take requests.
Titled "Luke Cage Carries the Weight of Harlem," the short clip shows a group of Harlem residents asking Cage (Mike Colter) why he isn't doing more about the latest threat in town, Bushmaster (played by Mustafa Shakir). Since this villain is of Caribbean descent, the cops are harassing kids with dreadlocks, even if they've got nothing to do with the antagonist.
Watch the clip below, but be warned of some mature language:
"I'm doing the best I can, OK?" says an exasperated Luke to a little girl, who claims he's "no better than the damn cops."
"You ain't using your powers right," says one young guy to Cage. "If I was bulletproof and strong, I'd be runnin' s***" — before making a Game of Thrones reference. Yes, Netflix just have a GoT shout-out on a Marvel show. What now, HBO?
The second season of Luke Cage punches its way onto TV screens June 22.