The first season of Netflix’s Luke Cage went through its fair share of baddies, but now we know at least one of them will be coming back for Year 2.
In an interview with Parade, Theo Rossi (who played the baddie Shades) revealed he will next be working on Season 2 of Luke Cage. That’s interesting, especially since we know next to nothing about what Marvel is cooking up for Season 2 of the series. The story will obviously be set in the wake of The Defenders team-up miniseries, so a lot will likely hinge on where Luke’s character ends up at the end of that storyline.
But, wherever it is, Shades will apparently be around. Rossi was an excellent addition to the first season of Luke Cage, and served as a connection between pretty much every villain Luke had to deal with last year. It’ll be interesting to see how they fit him in.
Here’s an excerpt from his comments:
"Now that I’m on Netflix with Marvel, and to be on the number one show on Netflix in Luke Cage, it’s like cable television 2.0. I’ve been very lucky and very fortunate in my decisions and in the people who wanted me to be with them with things like Sons [of Anarchy] and Luke Cage … I honestly couldn’t ask to be in a better situation with the caliber of people I’m around. Walking on the streets that I skateboarded in and ran around doing graffiti in, it’s a pretty incredible feeling. There’s a memory on every street, on every block, and I get to be close to my family. It’s all perfect … Luke Cage is going down, [we’re in] season two. We’re pretty excited, it’ll be nice to get back into the swing.”
Mike Colter’s Luke Cage can next be seen in The Defenders later this year.