Luke Cage: Netflix cancels another Marvel show

‘Luke Cage’ Canceled by Netflix

Luke Cage cancelled by Netflix and Marvel

Right on the heels of Netflix canceling Iron Fist only a week ago, it looks like Luke Cage is the next Marvel superhero series to get the axe.

"Unfortunately, Marvel's Luke Cage will not return for a third season", Marvel and Netflix said in a statement.

The second season is executive produced by series showrunner Coker (Ray Donovan), Jim Chory (Marvel's Jessica Jones), and Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Jessica Jones), who also serves as Marvel's Head of Television.

Though Iron Fist was clearly cancelled over poor ratings and low viewership, that doesn't appear to be the case for Luke Cage.

According to their sources the cancellation of Luke Cage was caused due to creative differences as well as the inability for the parties to come up with a deal.

Luke Cage is centered around a hometown hero in Harlem. Both are part of The Defenders world and ordered up by Netflix among five back in 2013.

Netflix has continued to cut back on its roster of Marvel-based shows, as it has just announced that Marvel's Luke Cage will not be back for a third season.

Out of nowhere (though looking at the series' general reception, it's not THAT much of a surprise), Netflix have canned Luke Cage.

As things stand, the Ritter fronted and the Jon Bernthal fueled shows have been renewed for third and second seasons respectively and are still on track for their pencilled in launch dates. Could Netflix be angling towards starting a new series with Mike Colter and Finn Jones titled Heroes for Hire while separately giving the fans the Daughters of the Dragon team up they've been clamoring for? It's unclear what Pete Rock & CL Smooth songs will be used in the forthcoming season of Luke Cage since the episode list has yet to be revealed.

But alas, even Harlem's bulletproof hero couldn't stand up to the might of The Mouse.

As the industry trade publication pointed out, Disney - now a parent company of Marvel - is percolating its own streaming service for some time in the future.

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