“Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” Netflix and Marvel heads told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the reason for Luke Cage’s cancellation was due to creative differences regarding a third season.
Cast and crew members of Luke Cage took to social media to respond to the situation, sharing the love they’ve received from all the fans.
“A lot of memories,” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker tweeted. “A lot of individual thank you calls to make. Just want to say thank you to Marvel, Netflix, the best Writer’s room, cast, crew, the Midnight Hour, all those who graced the stage at Harlem’s Paradise and the most incredible fan base in the world. Forward always…”
A lot memories. A lot of individual thank you calls to make. Just want to say thank you to Marvel, Netflix, the best Writer’s room, cast, crew, the Midnight Hour, all those who graced the stage at Harlem’s Paradise and the most incredible fan base in the world. Forward always...
— Cheo Hodari Coker (@cheo_coker) October 20, 2018
There is speculation, however, as to whether or not these cancellations are related to the Disney streaming service, which is set to debut in 2019. Given that Marvel has announced all of their films will be leaving Netflix and switching over to their own service, some have begun speculating that maybe Iron Fist and Luke Cage could find new life over there.
It’s a weird situation whatever way you slice it, as no one on the outside really knows what conversations Netflix and Marvel are currently having.
For now, we have to acknowledge the fact that season two of Luke Cage might really be the last time we ever see Mike Colter as Harlem’s Hero, in which case we wish him all the best.
What do you think of this news? Are you bummed that there won’t be anymore Luke Cage on Netflix? Or do you think the Disney streaming service will pick it up? Let us know in the comments below!