Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker has released a statement addressing the recent cancellation for the Marvel Netflix show, which ran for two seasons.
Recently, the Marvel Netflix black sheep Iron Fist was canceled after premiering two seasons on the streaming platform. Though the series has its fans and many felt that season 2 was a major improvement from the first, the second season still couldn’t muster up the power to keep the show running. The disappointment didn’t stop there though, yesterday Netflix also moved forward with canceling Luke Cage.
The first season of the series shattered records on the streaming service but sadly, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) won’t be back for another season of his solo series. Series showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker recently took to Twitter to address the cancellation and gave a heartfelt thank you to all of the fans of the series, as well as the cast and crew. Check out the statement from Coker below.
A lot memories. A lot of individual thank you calls to make. 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. Forward always…
— Cheo Hodari Coker (@cheo_coker) October 20, 2018
Though Luke Cage won’t headline his own series again, this doesn’t necessarily mean the end of Mike Colter’s future as the character for good. It’s been hinted at that Finn Jones’ Iron Fist could return at some point in the future, so is it possible that the cancellation of both shows simply means that Netflix and Marvel will be moving forward with a Heroes For Hire series in an attempt to revitalize the characters? As exciting as that would be, no plans have been officially announced just yet.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Luke Cage and the Marvel/Netflix universe as soon as more information becomes available. Were you disappointed to see Luke Cage get canned? Would you like to see Cage and Iron Fist team-up in their own series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Here is the synopsis for Luke Cage season 2:
“After clearing his name, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem, with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.”
The series stars Mike Colter as the titular hero, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Theo Rossi as Shades Alvarez, Mustafa Shakir as John McIver, and Annabella Sciorra as Rosalie Carbone.
Luke Cage Season 2 is available to watch now on Netflix.