Posted Friday 10/19/18 at 11:31PM EDT
Netflix cancels Luke Cage after two seasons
One week after pulling the plug on Marvel's Iron Fist via a Friday Night news dump, Netflix has decided to do the same for Marvel's Luke Cage. "Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” Netflix and Marvel said in a statement Friday night. “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, 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.” Deadline reports the cancelation came as a surprise. "A writer’s room under showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker had been working for awhile, producing scripts, with a formal Season 3 order considered almost a foregone conclusion," reports Deadline's Dominic Patten and Nellie Andreeva. "The pink slipping of the Mike Colter-led series was ultimately a combo of the age old creative differences and the inability for the parties involved to reach a deal, according to sources." They report that Netflix wasn't impressed with the Season 3 scripts and there was disagreement on Luke Cage's creative direction and potential personnel changes. Luke Cage's cancelation leaves just three Marvel shows on Netflix's roster: Jessica Jones, The Punisher and Daredevil, which returned today for Season 3. ALSO: Luke Cage fans react to cancelation.
- Netflix cancels Luke Cage after two seasons