Netflix announced Tuesday that Lucy Liu would direct the first episode of “Marvel’s Luke Cage” when the series returned for its second season, and the news was met with a bit of head-scratching and ambivalence. Sure, Liu has had a successful TV and film career, but is still making a name for herself behind the camera.
Upon further examination though, this is a really savvy move on Marvel’s part. Here’s a breakdown of why Liu joining the Netflix series is great news:
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