(LOS ANGELES) -- Here's a one-two-three punch of good news for fans of Netflix's Marvel series.
The acclaimed series Luke Cage, staring Mike Colter as a near-indestructible ex-con fighting crime in Harlem, will return for a second season. The announcement came in the form of a short video posted to social media.
The character, along with fellow Marvel heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist, will be part of a planned Defenders miniseries on the subscription service.
The standalone Iron Fist series will now officially debut March 17, 2017. The series centers on Finn Jones' Danny Rand, the son of a murdered billionaire, who earns the right to wield a mystic fighting power.
In a final bit of news, Jessica Jones, which starred Krysten Ritter as a young woman whose superhero career was cut short due to a personal tragedy, has just been released on DVD and Blu-ray.
While each hero is different, Marvel Television President Jeph Loeb tells ABC Radio that every Marvel series has one thing in common: story and characters come first.
He says of Luke Cage, "The fact that it's connected [with fans] in the same kind of way that Jessica Jones connected on another level, and the same kind of way Daredevil connected on another level -- the same kind of way [Agents of] S.H.I.E.L.D. has somehow managed to become the show people really wanna watch with families ---what we're trying to do is what Marvel has done forever, which is just tell stories that people wanna see."
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