Friday, October 19, 2018

Netflix Cancels 'Luke Cage' After Two Seasons

A week after the cancellation of Iron Fist and on the same day as the third season launch of Daredevil, Netflix has opted to cancel the original drama series Luke Cage after two seasons. The second season debuted on June 22, 2018.

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

In its second season, the drama starred Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Gabrielle Dennis, Mustafa Shakir and Alfre Woodard.

Cheo Hodari Coker developed the drama. He executive produced with Charles Murray, Cindy Holland, Allie Goss, Alison Engel, Kris Henigman, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Jim Chory and Jeph Loeb. ABC Studios and Marvel Television produced.

The cancellation comes as a huge surprise with a writers room already set up for a third season. Ultimately, sources say the cancellation came from creative differences and an inability to agree on terms for another season.