One of the things that separate Luke Cage from the other Marvel/Netflix shows is that by the end of the season, everyone knew who Luke Cage was both in name and in face. With him coming back to the world via Defenders, and then Luke Cage Season 02, his identity will be even more exposed. Which as actor Mike Colter reveals will be a big part of his characters story going forward:
“It’s something that we’ll explore in the Defenders and hopefully in Season 2 of Cage which I start very soon,” Colter explained to MCU Exchange. “It’s very different. He’s out. People know what he looks like. He’s not in any kind of disguise. People know where he lives. They know where to find him so its something he has to deal with. Most superheroes don’t have to deal with that and can kind of keep it separate.”
This ties heavily into what his character is like in the comics, as he uses his public image to run Heroes For Hire among other things. He knows the dangers of being exposed, but also the good that can come of it. It’s also nice to hear that Luke Cage Season 02 is filming soon, as it means it will likely release next year at some point.