Luke Cage cancelled by Netflix and Marvel

Enlarge Image Luke Cage might be bulletproof but Netflix just proved the Marvel series is not cancel-proof.                  Netflix

Enlarge Image Luke Cage might be bulletproof but Netflix just proved the Marvel series is not cancel-proof. Netflix

The series' second season soundtrack treated hip-hop fans to new music from rap icon Rakim.

When announcing the end of Luke Cage Friday, Marvel and Netflix said in a joint statement only that the show will not be returning for future episodes and did not detail their reasons for pulling out of a third season, which was already being developed by Coker and his writing room.

Netflix is parting ways with another superhero: The streaming service has cancelled Marvel's Luke Cage after two seasons - and just a week after it axed Marvel's Iron Fist - our sister site Deadline reports. With Luke Cage though, people have generally enjoyed it and we fully expected for the hero to get at least one more season.

Coincidentally, the initial "Luke Cage" season two trailer features Rakim's "I Ain't No Joke" classic.

Colter debuted as Cage on Netflix's Jessica Jones before getting his own series. While season 2 was a bit uneven, it ended with the dearly departed Mariah turning the tables on Luke, deeding him the Harlem's Paradise nightclub.

Despite the return of Daredevil this weekend for its third season, the Hero of Harlem wasn't so lucky.

The third season had been being worked on for the past couple months, but due to "creative differences" and where the writer's were going with the storyline, Netflix is now canceling the series. That might come as a surprise, since a a third season was considered all but a done deal, with scripts in development and all the main actors still under contract. "With Marvel and Netflix seemingly in intractable and different sides of the disputes, a harsh cancelation became the only viable exit strategy, it appears". The show's season two had also received positive response from both the audience and the critics.

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