Simply one week earlier, Netflix shocked all of us by canceling Iron Fist after a much-improved 2nd season. Now we can include Luke Cage to the casualties. Netflix all of a sudden ended on a 3rd season today. This decreases the initial Protectors to Jessica Jones, The Punisher, and Daredevil, whose 3rd season simply made its launching.
This is honestly a big frustration to fans of the Protectors series. Luke Cage had a strong very first 2 seasons, with an excellent supporting cast– most significantly Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, and her right-hand man, Hernan “Tone” Alzarez (Theo Rossi). While season 2 was a bit irregular, it ended with the a lot left Mariah turning the tables on Luke, deeding him the Harlem’s Paradise bar. We were eagerly anticipating seeing what type of corrupting impact that type of power may have had on Harlem’s hero.
Here’s the joint declaration from Marvel and Netflix:
” Regrettably, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a 3rd season. Everybody at Marvel Tv and Netflix is grateful to the devoted showrunner, authors, cast and team who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the previous 2 seasons, and to all the fans who have actually supported the series.”
Nevertheless, a source informed the Hollywood Press Reporter the cancellation was because of “imaginative distinctions and the failure to accept terms for a 3rd season of the program.” That may come as a surprise, given that a a 3rd season was thought about all however a done offer, with scripts in advancement and all the primary stars still under agreement. However then the author’s space was suspended in September, with reports of cutting the season from 13 episodes to 10. Due Date Hollywood has more:
” It ultimately intensified to behind-the-scenes chaos in the previous 2 days and needs for modifications in imaginative reign. With Marvel and Netflix relatively in intractable and various sides of the disagreements, an extreme cancelation ended up being the only practical exit technique, it appears.”
Up until now there has actually been no remark from star Mike Colter or reveal runner Cheo Hodari Coker. However Finn Jones, star of the also-cancelled Iron Fist, revealed his uniformity by publishing an image on Instagram of the Iron Fist fulfilling the fist of Luke Cage, stressed by 2 fist emojis (one black, one white) on either side of a heart.