13 New TV Characters We Can't Wait To Meet In 2018

12. Bushmaster - Luke Cage

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Luke Cage's first season wasn't short of villains (some better than others) and, although Mariah and Shades are still kicking around, there'll be another bad guy running around Harlem in Season 2.

This will be the John McIver version of the character, a crime boss who undergoes the same process as Luke Cage to gain a similar set of powers, and thankfully not the iteration who super strong snake-like tail.

He should be another great villain for Cage to go up against (hopefully more Cottonmouth than Diamondback), and was described as "a natural leader, brimming with charisma, whose mission is focused on Harlem and vengeance." He's being played by Mustafa Shakir, who actually grew up in Harlem and has shone in supporting roles in HBO shows The Night Of and The Deuce.


NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far. A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.