Here's Why Netflix Cancelled LUKE CAGE

Here's Why Netflix Cancelled LUKE CAGE

Here's Why Netflix Cancelled LUKE CAGE

To be fair, the second season of Iron Fist was a vast improvement, but it undoubtedly remained the weakest Marvel series on Netflix.

This news came nearly a week after Netflix cancelled Iron Fist. According to Deadline, "some execs had issues with the more developed scripts, even though the scripts strongly incorporated suggestions from both Netflix and Marvel brass". "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".

It's been a whirlwind week for the Powers That Be over at Marvel and Netflix.

Looks like it's a not-so-sweet Christmas for the hero of Harlem. I have seen some rumors that Netflix might be secretly planning an Iron Fist and Luke Cage team up. Because Luke Cage's Season 2 ending sure set up an intriguing premise for Season 3 that showed Cage taking over the club used as a favorite haunt for his villains.

Daredevil season 1 generated 275K impressions; season 2 had a good holdover with 200K; and the newly-released season 3 had 75K going into October, with a higher total expected by month's end. There's no telling what Marvel and Netflix decide to do, but it's lovely to see so many fans keeping a positive outlook.

The cancellation of the show was a shock to many fans of the Marvel hit, which was a launching pad for Oscar victor Mahershala Ali and a star-making turn for Colter, named one of PEOPLE's Sexiest Men Alive in 2017. Meanwhile, The Defenders, although not officially canceled, is not in the works for an upcoming season.

After a surprise cancellation that followed the admittedly less-surprising cancellation of Iron Fist, the forces behind Luke Cage's departure from Netflix have become clearer. I feel that since Disney announced their plans for their own streaming service next year, and revealed they will be pulling all their licenced content from Netflix, the relationship between the two entertainment giants may have soured. Since the shock of both cancelations hit, Marvel fans have rallied behind Luke Cage and Iron Fist to petition the streaming service to resurrect both shows. Are you down with a Heroes for Hire series?

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