Netflix Cancels Marvel's Luke Cage


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.

'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'.

However, a source told the Hollywood Reporter the cancellation was due to "creative differences and the inability to agree to terms for a third season of the show".

According to Deadline, there aren't now any plans for Disney's upcoming streaming service to give Luke Cage a third season.

Deadline broke the story about Luke Cage's demise, and added several additional details about how the end came about.

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.

Starring Mike Colter, Luke Cage was introduced in 2015 during the first season of Jessica Jones with his own series, from showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, premiering a year later.

Either way, Marvel's TV efforts - though starting out immaculately with Daredevil and Jessica Jones - now appear so much weaker.

The move is another surprising one for the companies, given that Luke Cage was, like Iron Fist before it, setting up some very intriguing moves for a third season that, up until today, felt all but guaranteed.

For the second time this month, the ax has fallen on one of Marvel's Netflix series. Let us know in the comment section below!

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