All signs pointed to a Luke Cage Season 3 renewal, but in the end, Netflix and Marvel just couldn’t get it done. Just days after the streaming service axed Iron Fist, it cancels its second Marvel series. Both end their runs with two seasons and were part of the original quintet of Marvel shows that Netflix ordered in 2013. Only Daredevil and Jessica Jones remain.
“Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” Netflix and Marvel said in a joint statement. “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.”
Reportedly, the reason behind the cancellation was due to creative differences which reportedly got heated the past week. “A writers’ room under showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker had been working for around six months producing scripts and taking notes from Netflix and Marvel. As actors including lead Mike Colter remained under contract, a formal Season 3 order was considered almost a foregone conclusion by all concerned,” according to Deadline.
“After rising tensions over the past month, that conclusion was scrapped as it all went distinctly south in the last 48 hours,” the publication added. For more about the behind-the-scenes drama, head over to Deadline.