It’s been a wild ride for the Marvel-Netflix shows this past week. Exactly 7 days after it was revealed Iron Fist had been canceled after 2 seasons and on the day the streaming service’s best Marvel show premiered – Daredevil Season 3 – Deadline has revealed that Luke Cage has been canceled by Netflix after a two-season run.
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.
Like with Iron Fist Season 2, this canceling comes as a surprise to fans as Season 2 was received more warmly received than the first one. According to Deadline and their sources, showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker was busy at work prepping a supposed third season when he and the parties involved came to a creative impasse. Netflix was allegedly not happy with the scripts and put the writers room on hold with the hope of changing some of the writing staff. This dilemma ultimately led to the cancelation.
— Luke Cage (@LukeCage) October 20, 2018
The cancelation of the shows in such a short span of time does raise a few questions: A) Whether there are plans to bring this two together in a Heroes for Hire show. Since the inception of their bromance in the Defenders, some fans have long wanted a team up series like Heroes for Hire in place of their individual shows. B) What kind of commitment Netflix has with these shows. Personnel changes and creative differences aren’t exactly new things they’ve dealt with. They’ve been switching showrunners for almost every show. Was Luke Cage solely hinging on Cheo Hodari Coker‘s vision?