Netflix Cancels Luke Cage; No Third Season Coming

It looks like Netflix is axing many of the Marvel TV shows it had been producing over the last couple of years.

Last week we heard news of Iron Fist being cancelled, and now today Netflix has announced that Luke Cage is also not returning for a third season too.

As reported by Deadline, Marvel and Netflix confirmed the bad news in a joint statement. You can read what they have to say posted down below.

"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 of Iron Fist was to be expected due to low ratings and bad reviews. Sure the second season of Iron Fist was an improvement, but the show had bad buzz from the start.

However, the cancellation of Luke Cage is somewhat surprising and questionable. Luke Cage did not have the negative buzz like Iron Fist had so this is quite shocking news.

Fans are already scared that Jessica Jones might be the next show to be cancelled. Daredevil doesn't need to worry since Season 3 is already out and is pretty much universally liked by just about everyone that has seen it.

The cancellation of Iron Fist and Luke Cage does not mean the characters will stay gone. The two characters could still show up on other Marvel TV shows in the future.

Deadline speculates that Luke Cage may have been cancelled due to creative differences more than anything else. It will also be interesting to see if Marvel and Netflix part ways next year once Disney's own streaming service comes out in 2019.

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