Jessica Jones officially got renewed for Season 2, the second of the Marvel/Netflix collaborations to do so. Next up though is Luke Cage, who unlike the previous show Daredevil, had a significant role in Jessica Jones. So, will Luke Cage just be an extension to Jessica Jones? Not according to Luke Cage himself Mike Colter, who spoke at the TCA’s about the upcoming series (via IGN):
“We pride ourselves in all being unique shows, and Luke Cage is definitely not a sequel to Jessica Jones or a spinoff, because it was already originally was supposed to be a show, and it so happens that you can’t tell her story without telling Luke Cage’s story.”
He goes on to note the differences, while also noting that Jessica Jones won’t be a distant memory for the series: “The show that we’re filming now, Marvel’s Luke Cage as opposed to Marvel’s Jessica Jones, is completely different. He goes off to uptown and he does his own thing, and there will be some of that. The time lapse is not that long, and so it’s not like Jessica Jones never happened. I think in the world of Jessica Jones, what I enjoyed about being in that world as Luke Cage is that I wasn’t front and center.”
There’s no release date for Luke Cage as of yet, but it is highly likely to release in 2016. The other Marvel Netflix series, Daredevil, will premiere its second season on March 18. All 13 episodes of the second season will be available to stream at launch.