After Iron Fist, Netflix pulls plug on Luke Cage; Marvel show to not return for season 3

Press Trust of India

October 20, 2018 14:34:09 IST

Los Angeles: Netflix has pulled the plug on Marvel's Luke Cage series, days after it cancelled another show Iron Fist.

A still from Luke Cage/Image from YouTube.

A still from Luke Cage/Image from YouTube.

The second season of Luke Cage, which features Mike Colter in the title role, debuted on the streaming giant's platform in June this year.

"Unfortunately, Marvel's Luke Cage will not return for a third season. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem's Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series," Netflix and Marvel Television said in a joint statement.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show was cancelled due to the creative differences and the inability to agree to terms for a third season of the show.

The first season of Luke Cage premiered in September, 2016 to positive reviews. The show's season two had also received positive response from both the audience and the critics.

It is unclear whether the series will be revived for Disney's own streaming service, which is expected to arrive in 2019.

Updated Date: Oct 20, 2018 14:34 PM