‘Luke Cage’ Canceled by Netflix

Calvin Saunders
October 21, 2018

"Luke Cage" was part of a five-series deal between Marvel and Netflix for a group of interconnected shows - "Daredevil", "Jessica Jones", "Luke Cage", "Iron Fist", and "Defenders".

The news was announced tonight via The Hollywood Reporter, with Netflix and Marvel releasing a joint statement addressing the matter.

Netflix dropped the surprise announcement yesterday that it would not give its acclaimed superhero series Luke Cage a third season, breaking the hearts of both fans and the crew involved in the show.

The second season is executive produced by series showrunner Coker (Ray Donovan), Jim Chory (Marvel's Jessica Jones), and Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Jessica Jones), who also serves as Marvel's Head of Television.

With Luke Cage though, people have generally enjoyed it and we fully expected for the hero to get at least one more season.

Perhaps the deluge of Netflix/Marvel shows during that time set up a denouement for the franchise.

Following quickly on the heels of the Iron Fist cancellation seven days ago, Deadline reported that Luke Cage would also not return for a third outing on the streaming service. The second season premiered in June.

More news: 5 keys to an Astros win in ALCS Game 5
More news: More than 60 Infant Bodies Stashed Inside Detroit Funeral Home
More news: Trump Sends Pompeo to Riyadh Over Khashoggi

The news is especially shocking, considering that showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and his writers' room that have been working on season three for almost six months.

Netflix has canceled "Luke Cage".

As for the reason why, Deadline posited in a recent article that it might be because of the age old "creative differences" schtick, as sources indicate scripts were delivered to Netflix, only for this to be the result. Now, with Luke's cancellation, fans are going to wonder if this means the end of Luke and Misty.

But alas, even Harlem's bulletproof hero couldn't stand up to the might of The Mouse.

Marvel's latest split with Netlflix comes as Disney prepares to launch a subscription streaming service in 2019.

Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER