Simone Missick explains her disappointment with the Luke Cage cancellation.
When Netflix severed ties with Marvel TV, Luke Cage was one of the shows to be cancelled, ending after just two seasons. Now one of the main stars of Luke Cage, Simone Missick, has explained how disappointed she was when she received the cancellation news, specifically about not seeing what else the writers had in store for Misty Knight.
In a recent interview with Collider, Simone Missick revealed where she was when she got the cancellation news from the head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb. Disappointingly, Simone Missick and her husband had expected to hear that a Luke Cage spin-off series, Daughters of the Dragon, had been greenlit. Unfortunately, we now that this wasn’t the case.
“I didn’t cry. It was surreal. Jeph Loeb gave me a call at eight o’clock at night on a Friday, and my husband was like, “He’s calling to tell you that you’re getting your own show.” We both thought this was gonna be the phone call saying, “Guess what? Daughters of the Dragon!” And it wasn’t that. It was, unfortunately, ‘Hey, Simone, the show is not gonna move on.’
Simone Missick went on to explain that she was originally excited to see where Misty Knight’s story was going to lead after Luke Cage and eventhe end of Iron Fist. The Luke Cage star thinks that if the writers knew the story was going to be cut short, they would have prepared for that and wrapped Misty Knight’s arc up in a neater way.
“That has been the toughest part, thinking about all of the ways that I had hoped for Misty to develop, and then for it to end the way that it did. Had the writers known that we were only getting two seasons, they would’ve done something different,” she said. “Even ending it on Iron Fist was an interesting way to say goodbye to her. She’s broken. She has to get a new arm. Everybody was like, ‘Ooh, who’s gonna give her a new arm? What’s it gonna look like?’ So, it was a difficult way to say goodbye to her.”
While it isn’t clear whether any of the characters from the Marvel Netflix shows will resurface in other places, Simone Missick believes that if she’s meant to play her Luke Cage character again, she’d happily do it regardless of where it was.
“I don’t think it’s goodbye forever, but you never know. If it’s meant for me to play Misty again, in a different way, on a different platform, or in a film, I’m certainly game for it.
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The last Marvel show which aired a new season on Netflix was season 2 of Marvel’s The Punisher which stars Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Jason R. Moore, Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima, Giorgia Whigham, Corbin Bernsen, Annette O’Toole, and Deborah Ann Woll. Here’s the synopsis for it:
Former marine-turned-vigilante Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) has been living a quiet life on the road until he suddenly becomes embroiled in the attempted murder of a young girl (Giorgia Whigham). As he is drawn into the mystery surrounding her and those in pursuit of the information she holds, Castle attracts a new target on his back as new and old enemies force him to confront whether he should accept his destiny and embrace a life as “The Punisher”.
Marvel’s The Punisher season two is now streaming on Netflix.