“Harlem doesn’t need a hero; it needs a queen,” Alfre Woodard’s Mariah Dillard proclaims in Netflix’s new trailer for “Marvel’s Luke Cage” Season 2. To which we say: Yasss!
The shady politician/crime lord (and now nightclub owner, after her cousin’s death last season) promises to Make Harlem Great Again. Of course, she’s got a major obstacle in the form of the indestructible Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and a headache in the form of her disapproving daughter Tilda (Gabrielle Dennis).
And Mariah’s nefarious plans are also threatened by the arrival of the bulletproof Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir) and another crime lord named Rosalie (Annabella Sciorra).
But for all their differences, it seems Mariah and Luke might actually be on the same side this time. “Harlem can only handle one devil at a time,” he notes. And the devil you know …
“Luke Cage” Season 2 premieres June 22 on Netflix.