Luke Cage Cancelled by Netflix


When Netflix announced last week that their Marvel series Iron Fist would be canceled, many weren’t surprised. Of the five Marvel productions on the streaming service, Iron Fist was arguable the weakest of them. While the second season was an improvement to the first, the move was understandable.

However, a shocker has developed as of Friday night. Reports are circulating that Netflix is canceling Luke Cage. This has come as a shock on social media since Luke Cage is considered one of the more popular products in the Netflix/Marvel partnership. Rumors have circulated that the cancellation is a mix of “creatives decisions” and the inability for the parties to move forward. Deadline went on to add the following:

“The writers’ room was put on hold for a week in September, as the streamer and the Disney-owned company were figuring out the mechanisms of changing the deal for the planned Luke Cage third season from the original 13 episodes to a slimmed down 10 episodes. It eventually escalated to behind-the-scenes turmoil in the past two days and demands for changes in creative regime. With Marvel and Netflix seemingly intractable and in different sides of the disputes, a harsh cancelation became the only viable exit strategy, it appears.”

Theories are already circulating on the internet regarding the move. Some are saying that this is all leading up to a Heroes For Hire series, where Luke and Danny are partnered. Others believe this may be a move by Disney to eventually move all their properties to their own streaming service. If that were the case, it could be a move that would see Daredevil, Jessica Jones and The Punisher making the move. Time will tell what the ultimate plane is.


Anthony Esteves