Luke Cage Cancelled: No Season 3 for Netflix Marvel Drama

Mike Colter

The first season of Luke Cage premiered in September, 2016 to positive reviews.

"A lot [of] memories", Coker tweeted.

However, if you look at the cost to make, the cost of licensing the character and the overall mooted potential of the Defenders (seeing as it was never considered to be getting a second outing), it might simply be a case of diminishing returns. 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.

Jones shared an image on his Instagram account of Danny Rand's Iron Fist meeting Luke Cage's fist.

That would actually be similar to Luke Cage and Iron Fist's comic book publishing history.

With Luke Cage and Iron Fist both over, it will be interesting to see what comes next for Marvel's Netflix lineup. It's unclear what Pete Rock & CL Smooth songs will be used in the forthcoming season of Luke Cage since the episode list has yet to be revealed.

"Unfortunately, Marvel's Luke Cage will not return for a third season", Marvel and Netflix said in a joint statement released to Variety on Friday. Drafts of half of the third season scripts were submitted last week.

It's a stunning turn of events after Marvel teamed up with Netflix to create the series several years ago and now two of the shows have been scrapped. "While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on". With the cancellation, Netflix is severing its ties with Marvel as the company is preparing to produce content for parent company Disney's yet to launch streaming services.

Out of nowhere (though looking at the series' general reception, it's not THAT much of a surprise), Netflix have canned Luke Cage. Let us know in the comments. Only the Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio toplined Man Without Fear series, Jessica Jones and The Punisher remain. While a third season seemed like a forgone conclusion after a well received season 2, it appears Netflix had other ideas as they pulled the plug on the Marvel series.

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