‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ canceled after 2 seasons at Netflix

Brenda Watkins
October 20, 2018

However, according to Deadline, tensions between show execs and the streaming giant have taken a nosedive, and, alas, Luke Cage is no more, which comes just days after fellow superhero series Iron Fist was also taken of the shelf.

Despite Marvel's Luke Cage looking as though it was on its way to being renewed, news broke Friday that the series would not return for Season 3. Last week in not much of a surprise Netflix cancelled Iron Fist after it's second season.

Netflix has announced that Luke Cage will not be returning for a third season.

With these issues as well demands for change in creative leadership, Marvel and Netflix were unable to come up with a deal, leading to the cancellation of Luke Cage. We were looking forward to seeing what kind of corrupting influence that kind of power might have had on Harlem's hero.

The Marvel series is also costly to make, so there was a lot of pressure regarding the show to perform well.

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It's a stunning turn of events after Marvel teamed up with Netflix to create the series several years ago and now two of the shows have been scrapped.

Season two was released in June. "While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on". Its first season was bolstered by strong performances from Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), and Mahershala Ali (Cottonmouth).

Rumors have persisted that perhaps "Iron Fist" and now "Luke Cage" could be resurrected as part of the upcoming Disney streaming service that will launch in 2019 but that hasn't been determined yet.

We reached out to Netflix for comment but had not heard back at time of writing. With this cancellation, Netflix now has only three remaining Marvel shows on its roster: "Marvel's Jessica Jones", "Marvel's The Punisher, and "Marvel's Daredevil", the latter of which just debuted its third season today".

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