Liu, who is the star of CBS’ Elementary, is also a multi-hyphenate who has directed four episodes of the series.
“Lucy and I have been tight since our ‘SouthLAnd’ days and she’s a welcome addition to our Luke Cage family,” said Luke Cage executive producer and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker in a statement. “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. 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,” Liu added. “It is such an honor to work with such a passionate and fearless team.”
Luke Cage, starring Mike Colter as the titular bulletproof superhero, is currently in production on Season 2. The character next appears in The Defenders, which brings Luke Cage together with Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones).
The Defenders will drop on Netflix on Friday, August 18.