Luke Cage

Status: Cancelled
Status: 2016-18, 2 Seasons Totaling 26 Episodes
Series Premiere: September 30, 2016
Network: Netflix
Starring: Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Sônia Braga
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Description: Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

Comment: This is part of Netflix’s Defenders series based on the Marvel comic book characters.  Other shows in this series are Daredevil, Jessica JonesIron Fist, and the Defenders team up series.

Why Was It Cancelled? The cancellation for this show came as somewhat of a surprise especially after Netflix claimed that it was “super happy” with its remaining Marvel shows in its quarterly earnings call. The reason given for the cancellation was “due to creative differences and the inability to agree to terms for a third season of the show”, which may indicate that Marvel/Disney and Netflix are heading toward a break on all of the Marvel shows. Disney plans to start up its own streaming service in 2019, and perhaps it wanst to bring all of these over to that platform. Luke Cage and Iron Fist could make it to their own shows or possibly a team-up on that streaming service at some point. There is currently a petition to save Luke Cage as well as another petition to bring back the recently cancelled Iron Fist.

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