Netflix cancels ‘Luke Cage’ due to ‘creative differences’

Joann Johnston
October 20, 2018

Maybe we can get a Heroes for Hire (Luke Cage + Iron Fist) or Daughters of the Dragon (Misty Knight + Colleen Wing) over at Disney's new streaming service?

When announcing the end of Luke Cage Friday, Marvel and Netflix said in a joint statement only that the show will not be returning for future episodes and did not detail their reasons for pulling out of a third season, which was already being developed by Coker and his writing room.

According to their sources the cancellation of Luke Cage was caused due to creative differences as well as the inability for the parties to come up with a deal. The song, "King's Paradise", produced by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad who are also the show's music supervisors, name drops Harlem greats like Malcolm X, Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne and the show's titular character Luke Cage. 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".

Coincidentally, the initial "Luke Cage" season two trailer features Rakim's "I Ain't No Joke" classic. While a third season seemed like a forgone conclusion after a well received season 2, it appears Netflix had other ideas as they pulled the plug on the Marvel series.

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What are your thoughts on this surprising announcement?

You can still watch the two seasons of Marvel's Luke Cage as well as the third season of Daredevil, which launched today, only on Netflix.

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