Luke Cage Twitter's Response to Cancellation: 'Always Forward'

Tabitha Dunn
October 20, 2018

What do you think of Marvel Luke Cage being canceled at Netflix?

"Unfortunately, "Marvel's Luke Cage" will not return for a third season", Netflix and Marvel said in a joint statement. Netflix unexpectedly pulled the plug on a third season today. A writer's room had reportedly already started work on a third season of "Luke Cage" for an expected 10 episode order but then Netflix opted to cancel the series on Friday after continued turmoil with Marvel over the direction of the series.

The pink slipping of Luke Cage was ultimately a combo of the age old Hollywood "creative differences" and the inability for the parties involved to reach a deal on ow to move forward, according to sources.

It's had many iterations and a rich cast of characters that provides Netflix with plenty of opportunity - if they so wish. Luke Cage had a strong first two seasons, with a terrific supporting cast-most notably Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, and her right hand, Hernan "Shades" Alzarez (Theo Rossi).

"It eventually escalated to behind-the-scenes turmoil in the past two days and demands for changes in creative reign".

The revolving door of showrunners on Marvel's shows on Netflix have seen new creative teams coming an going become nearly the norm.

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That would actually be similar to Luke Cage and Iron Fist's comic book publishing history.

Netflix's slimmed down Marvel roster comes as Disney - Marvel's parent company - prepares to launch its own streaming service.

The Harlem Hero's departure from the small screen has some fans wondering what the future holds for another Marvel Netflix show, Jessica Jones.

Either way, Marvel's TV efforts - though starting out immaculately with Daredevil and Jessica Jones - now appear so much weaker.

It's a stunning turn of events after Marvel teamed up with Netflix to create the series several years ago and now two of the shows have been scrapped.

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