VIDEO: Luke Cage Gets His Butt Kicked by a Bulletproof Villain in Official Season 2 Trailer

Marvel’s Harlem-set superhero series returns to Netflix on June 22

Luke Cage has become Harlem’s most celebrated defender in the official trailer for the sophomore season of his standalone Netflix series, but that doesn’t make him immune from an old-fashioned ass-kicking.

Released Monday, the newly released trailer (above) for the Marvel-Netflix show begins with Mike Colter’s bulletproof character strutting through the streets of his neighborhood, having both cleared his name with the cops and saved New York City from a Sigourney Weaver-flavored variety of doom on Marvel's recent team-up series "The Defenders."

Luke's sunny disposition takes a turn for the dour, however, after he runs into a bulletproof bad guy named the Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir), who serves Luke up a sidewalk beating he won’t soon forget—especially after footage of the one-sided fight shows up online.

Luke’s returning sidekicks include Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), a hero-healing nurse who has shown up on nearly all of Netflix’s previous Marvel shows, and a one-armed cop named Misty Knight (Simone Missick). Additionally, the new trailer also sees Season 1 villain Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) making her ominous return.

“Luke Cage” Season 2 premieres June 22 on Netflix. Watch the official trailer (above).

LOAD MORE