Another Defender bites the dust as Netflix cancels Luke Cage

Another Defender bites the dust as Netflix cancels Luke Cage

Luke Cage (Mike Colter) will have to put another dollar in the swear jar when he hears the news.
Enlarge / Luke Cage (Mike Colter) should put one other greenback within the swear jar when he hears the information.


Only one week in the past, Netflix stunned us all by canceling Iron Fist after a much-improved second season. Now we will add Luke Cage to the casualties. Netflix unexpectedly pulled the plug on a 3rd season at present. This reduces the unique Defenders to Jessica Jones, The Punisher, and Daredevil, whose third season simply made its debut.

That is frankly an enormous disappointment to followers of the Defenders sequence. Luke Cage had a powerful first two seasons, with a terrific supporting solid—most notably Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, and her proper hand, Hernan “Shades” Alzarez (Theo Rossi). Whereas season 2 was a bit uneven, it ended with the dearly departed Mariah turning the tables on Luke, deeding him the Harlem’s Paradise nightclub. We had been wanting ahead to seeing what sort of corrupting affect that form of energy may need had on Harlem’s hero.

This is the joint assertion from Marvel and Netflix:

“Sadly, Marvel’s Luke Cage won’t return for a 3rd season. Everybody at Marvel Tv and Netflix is grateful to the devoted showrunner, writers, solid and crew who introduced Harlem’s Hero to life for the previous two seasons, and to all of the followers who’ve supported the sequence.”

Nevertheless, a supply informed the Hollywood Reporter the cancellation was on account of “inventive variations and the shortcoming to conform to phrases for a 3rd season of the present.” Which may come as a shock, since a a 3rd season was thought-about all however a achieved deal, with scripts in improvement and all the principle actors nonetheless below contract. However then the author’s room was suspended in September, with rumors of trimming the season from 13 episodes to 10. Deadline Hollywood has extra:

“It will definitely escalated to behind-the-scenes turmoil up to now two days and calls for for modifications in inventive reign. With Marvel and Netflix seemingly in intractable and totally different sides of the disputes, a harsh cancelation turned the one viable exit technique, it seems.”

Up to now there was no remark from star Mike Colter or present runner Cheo Hodari Coker. However Finn Jones, star of the also-cancelled Iron Fist, confirmed his solidarity by posting a picture on Instagram of the Iron Fist assembly the fist of Luke Cage, punctuated by two fist emojis (one black, one white) on both aspect of a coronary heart.

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