Netflix cancels Luke Cage after Iron Fist
A week after Netflix pulled the plug on Iron Fist, another Marvel series followed. Luke cage goes down after two seasons.
A week after Netflix pulled the plug on Iron Fist, another Marvel series followed. Luke Cage goes down after two seasons. Both were a part of the Marvel shows that Netflix initially ordered. "Unfortunately, Marvel's Luke Cage will not return for a third season. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated show-runner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series,” Netflix and Marvel said in a joint statement.
If the sources are believed to be true, the show has been cancelled due to creative differences that led to Netflix disagreeing for the third season of the show. Mike Colter played the title character, Cheo Hodari Coker created the series and served as its showrunner. 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. Another series, The Punisher, was also later added to the mix.
Disney being the parent company of Marvel is planning to launch its own direct-to-consumer streaming service and to remove all Marvel feature films from Netflix to run on the in-house platform when it launches. Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok and Doctor Strange are the movies currently streaming on Netflix.
Daredevil, Jessica Jones and The Punisher, however, are set to remain on Netflix temporarily as per the original deal.