You read that right! Fans were wondering why Lucy Liu was on set in Harlem in June with cast of the Netflix Original, Luke Cage. According to Buzzfeed, Lucy Liu is set to direct the season 2 premiere for the Marvel’s show, set to release in 2018 on Netflix.
“What a thrill to collaborate with Marvel and Netflix, two industry titans, who paint our world with inspiring stories and beguiling characters,” Liu said in a statement. “It is such an honor to work with such a passionate and fearless team.”
Cheo HOdari Coker, the showrunner for Luke Cage, first became acquainted when she joined the cast of Southland, where he was a writer and producer. “Lucy and I have been tight since our Southland days and she’s a welcome addition to our Luke Cage family. She brings the same buoyant intensity, deft humor, and singular focus to her directing that she has always brought to her acting…not to mention the fact that the former ‘O’Ren Ishii’ certainly knows her way around an action sequence,” He says. “Her enthusiasm is infectious.”
Jeph Loeb, who executive produces the series, praised Liu’s vision for the first episode. “When you’re dealing with a bulletproof man, it helps if you have a bulletproof director,” he said in a statement. “Lucy brings a keen eye, a superb sense of story, and an obvious love of actors. She is rocking Luke Cage 2.”
The First season of Luke Cage is available on Netflix.