Fans of Netflix’s Marvel Comics series, ‘Luke Cage’ (starring Mike Colter, Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali), had to wait over a year for the popular show to return for a season 2.
Now, it seems they’ll be waiting indefinitely for its season 3 as reports have surfaced it has been canceled.
Netflix has canceled its second show from Marvel in as many weeks: Luke Cage is done after two seasons.
The cancellation comes seven days after the streaming service pulled the plug on Iron Fist, also after two seasons. Both shows were part of the original quintet of Marvel shows Netflix ordered in 2013. The first of the five to premiere, Daredevil, launched its third season on Friday.
A statement from execs of Marvel and Netflix reads:
“Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” Netflix and Marvel said in a joint statement. “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.”
While it is believed viewership was strong (though there is no way to prove that as Netflix does not release ratings info), sources claim the cancellation is due to creative differences.