Alfre Woodard Is Back as Mariah Dillard on Luke Cage: ‘Black Women Have Always Had Superpowers’

A new trailer for Netflix’s Luke Cage has dropped, and this time Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) is dropping some gems about black women in power. But don’t let Dillard’s proud-black-woman stance fool you. She’s still one of Harlem’s biggest crime bosses, but she’s about to meet her match.


Last season, Dillard thought Luke Cage was her biggest nemesis, but there’s a bigger obstacle she’s facing this season, and his name is Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir). As Bushmaster tries to take down Dillard because of an old family vendetta, Dillard entertains the idea of trying to get Cage on her side.

Take a look at the trailer above.

All 13 original episodes of Marvel’s Luke Cage, season 2, will premiere exclusively on Netflix on June 22.

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I’m so hyped for this. My only regret is that I will watch the whole season in one sitting like an unsupervised kid with halloween candy.