Lucy Liu Directed the Luke Cage Season 2 Premiere, If You Weren’t Already Psyched

"When you're dealing with a bulletproof man, it helps if you have a bulletproof director."
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We were excited to see Lucy Liu on the set of Luke Cage last month when she popped up on the Harlem Coffee Co. Instagram. The social media post led fans of the Netflix show and popular actress to speculate about whether Liu would be appearing in the new season in a guest role or, as Teresa totally called it, directing an episode.

It was announced today that Liu would indeed be directing the pilot episode of season 2, which is set to premiere 2018. In a statement to Buzzfeed, the Elementary star says, “What a thrill to collaborate with Marvel and Netflix, two industry titans, who paint our world with inspiring stories and beguiling characters. It is such an honor to work with such a passionate and fearless team.” I thoroughly enjoyed the first season of Luke Cage and the way it captured Harlem, and it’ll be exciting to see what Liu’s episode will look like.

It definitely would have been cool to see Liu guest-star in Luke Cage since the actress has shown she’s more than capable of taking on action roles, but hearing she’s directing is a delightful surprise that is making me even more excited for a new season of Luke Cage. This won’t be Liu’s first time in the director’s chair as she’s previously directed episodes of Elementary, in addition to the short film Meena and an episode of Graceland.

Executive producer Jeph Loeb praised the director as a great match for Luke Cage, stating “When you’re dealing with a bulletproof man, it helps if you have a bulletproof director. Lucy brings a keen eye, a superb sense of story, and an obvious love of actors. She is rocking Luke Cage 2.”

Are you looking forward to seeing Luke Cage return with Lucy Liu in the director’s chair?

(via Buzzfeed, image: Harlem Coffee Co. on Instagram)

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