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LUCY LIU SET TO DIRECT EPISODE IN SEASON TWO OF THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES, “MARVEL’S LUKE CAGE”

Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller of the CBS series ELEMENTARYPhoto: Nino Muæ±oz/CBS¨©2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2017 – Marvel Television and Netflix announced that multiple award-winning actress and director, Lucy Liu (“Elementary,” Graceland”) is directing the premiere episode of the second season of the Netflix original series MARVEL’S LUKE CAGE, set to premiere in 2018.  All 13-episodes of the first season of MARVEL’S LUKE CAGE are now streaming on Netflix.

In addition to a slew of television and film credits, Liu made her directorial debut in 2011’s short film, Meena and also directed four episodes of the CBS series, “Elementary.”

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“Lucy and I have been tight since our SouthLAnd days and she’s a welcome addition to our Luke Cage family. She brings the same buoyant intensity, deft humor, and singular focus to her directing that she has always brought to her acting….not to mention the fact that the former “O’Ren Ishii” certainly knows her way around an action sequence,” said series Executive Producer and Showrunner, Cheo Hodari Coker. “Her enthusiasm is infectious.”

“What a thrill to collaborate with Marvel and Netflix, two industry titans, who paint our world with inspiring stories and beguiling characters,” remarked Lucy Liu. “It is such an honor to work with such a passionate and fearless team.”

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“When you’re dealing with a bulletproof man, it helps if you have a bulletproof Director,” said executive producer Jeph Loeb. “Lucy brings a keen eye, a superb sense of story, and an obvious love of actors.  She is rocking Luke Cage 2.”

About MARVEL’S LUKE CAGE:

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a man trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City.

About Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Television

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

Marvel Television develops and produces some of the world’s most creative and popular live-action and animated programming for broadcast and cable television networks plus digital platforms including a historic deal with NETFLIX. Its portfolio of self-produced series includes “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” for ABC,”Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist” for NETFLIX and “Marvel’s Avengers” and “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” for Disney XD.  Marvel is a co-producer on “Legion” (FX).  Marvel Television’s upcoming projects include “Marvel’s The Defenders” for NETFLIX as well as “Marvel’s The Punisher” (NETFLIX), “Marvel’s Inhumans” (ABC) “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” (Freeform), and “Marvel’s Runaways” (Hulu). For more information, visit marvel.com.  © 2017 MARVEL

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