Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ cancelled after two seasons on Netflix

Tanya Cunningham
October 24, 2018

It is unclear if those creative differences were between the showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and Netflix, or between Netflix and Marvel. Or are you covering your eyes dreading news of another Marvel canceled Netflix show?

Sources told Deadline that Netflix and Marvel executives weren't happy with the "developed scripts" even after their suggestions were included. I am forever grateful to Marvel and Netflix for letting me portray such a prolific character. Perhaps, Marvel and Netflix are looking to make a Heroes for Hire series which follows the adventures of both Luke Cage and Daniel Rand (aka Iron Fist), along with beloved characters Misty Knight and Colleen Wing.

With mounting, behind-the-scenes tensions between Marvel and Netflix, a cancellation seemed like the only option in the end. Unnamed sources have relayed that "creative differences" over the developed scripts and the "inability" for Marvel and Netflix to resolve their apparently intense disagreements and arrive at a solution that would benefit both parties moving forward created the flawless storm for the Luke Cage cancellation.

Season 3 of Netflix's Daredevil has released, and viewers have noticed the series is using songs from the soundtracks from a few popular video games. This is not going to be a sweet Christmas.

Not only have the creative duo launched Daredevil season 3 to critical acclaim, but they've also brought the hammer down on Iron Fist and, more recently, Luke Cage, confirming that Power Man won't be returning for a third season as initially expected.

Many fans of the show took to Twitter to discuss the cancellation. Meanwhile, The Defenders, although not officially canceled, is not in the works for an upcoming season. Whether this potential spin-off will air on Netflix or the new Disney platform remains to be seen. Many also have their fingers crossed that Simone Missick's badass police detective Misty Knight from Luke Cage and Jessica Henwick's Colleen Wing and Alice Eve's Mary Walker from Iron Fist will link up for a possible Daughters of the Dragon show.

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