Netflix chose last Friday night to announce the news that “Iron Fist” was being cancelled after two seasons on the streaming service, one week on they’ve done the exact same for “Luke Cage”.
Netflix and Marvel have issued a joint statement: “Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season. 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.”
The cancellation was reportedly due to creative differences and an inability to agree to terms for a third season of the show. Both shows were part of the original quintet of Marvel shows Netflix ordered in 2013.
The first of the five, “Daredevil,” launched its third season on the service today and has received great acclaim. The second, “Jessica Jones,” is getting a third season for the service which is in production. The fifth show, “The Defenders,” isn’t officially cancelled but is essentially dead. A sixth show, “The Punisher,” recently finished filming its second season.
Marvel’s parent company, Disney, is preparing to launch its own direct-to-consumer streaming service next year and is set to remove its Marvel feature films from Netflix.
Source: The Live Feed