Luke Cage: Netflix cancels Marvel show after two seasons

The streaming service cancelled 'Iron Fist' just last week

Jack Shepherd
Saturday 20 October 2018 13:06
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Netflix has cancelled Luke Cage after just two seasons.

News of the cancellation comes just one week after the streaming service announced that they would not be renewing Iron Fist, another of their acclaimed Marvel series, for a third season.

“Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” Netflix and Marvel said in a joint statement.

“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.”

Variety reports that discussions regarding a third season of the series had taken place, but ultimately Netflix decided that further episodes were not feasible.

Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker wrote of the cancellation on Twitter: “A lot memories. A lot of individual thank you calls to make. Just want to say thank you to Marvel, Netflix, the best Writer’s room, cast, crew, the Midnight Hour, all those who graced the stage at Harlem’s Paradise and the most incredible fan base in the world. Forward always...”

With another cancelled Marvel show, Netflix has furthered severed ties with Disney, who produce the superhero shows.

Disney are aiming to launch their own streaming service next year, including original Marvel-based shows which will focus on characters from the films, such as Loki and Scarlett Witch. Whether Iron Fist and Luke Cage – who famously teamed up in the comics to form the Heroes for Hire – will return on Disney’s own streaming service remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, Netflix continues to release other Marvel properties, including Daredevil – the third season for which was released on Friday (19 October). You can read our interview with the series’ leading star, Charlie Cox, here.

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