Published: Sat, October 20, 2018

Netflix has canceled Luke Cage after two seasons

Netflix has canceled Luke Cage after two seasons

The news comes just one week after Netflix also canceled "Marvel's Iron Fist," which just released its own second season in September.

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

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.

Luke Cage is available to stream on Netflix now.


This past July, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos assuaged investors in interviews for Netflix's Q2 earnings report that the future of its Marvel shows was bright despite the Disney/Fox merger - comments that resurfaced online this week (via Inverse) after the cancellation of Iron Fist last week.

According to TheWrap, the decision to cancel the show came down to creative differences, and an inability to reach terms on a deal for a third season. With this cancellation, Netflix now has only three remaining Marvel shows on its roster: "Marvel's Jessica Jones", "Marvel's The Punisher, and "Marvel's Daredevil", the latter of which just debuted its third season today". Netflix unexpectedly pulled the plug on a third season today.

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. 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.

Check out Luke Cage's farewell tweet (below). Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.

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