Netflix Cancels Marvel’s Luke Cage After Two Seasons

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Netflix has canceled Luke Cage after two seasons

Netflix is parting ways with another superhero: The streaming service has cancelled Marvel's Luke Cage after two seasons - and just a week after it axed Marvel's Iron Fist - our sister site Deadline reports.

Per THR, the cancelation was due to "creative differences and the inability to agree to terms for a third season." Luke Cage's showrunner was OG Hip-Hop scribe Cheo Hodari Coker.

The series also had a visual and musical flair that numerous other Marvel shows on Netflix don't. Luke Cage, however, started much stronger.

'Luke Cage actually got cancelled?!?!? There's been new showrunners for every season of Daredevil, Raven Metzner took over Iron Fist for its second and final season, and Jessica Jones' Melissa Rosenberg is heading off to an overall deal with WBTV once Season 3 of the Krysten Ritter-led series is done. Despite this, Luke Cage had a distinct identity and a grit that many appreciated.

Now, two of those shows have been scuttled by Netflix - Luke Cage as well as Iron Fist, the cancellation of which was announced this past weekend.

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"Unfortunately, "Marvel's Luke Cage" will not return for a third season", Netflix and Marvel said in a joint statement release don Friday. Netflix unexpectedly pulled the plug on a third season today. Detailed drafts for the first half of a ten episode projected third season were delivered to Marvel and Netflix this week, which apparently some executives had issues with. We're thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we've shared on this series.

Netflix now has three remaining Marvel shows - Daredevil, Jessica Jones and The Punisher.

Shows like Luke Cage, which were created for Netflix, were not supposed to be impacted by Disney's move to allow its Marvel licensing deals to run out.

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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