Many fans were shocked at the sudden cancellation of Luke Cage after two seasons. Fans have been reacting since Friday, but now we are finally hearing from the man himself.
Luke Cage star Mike Colter recently took to social media to acknowledge the cancellation:
I am forever grateful to Marvel and Netflix for letting me portray such a prolific character, and I thank you amazing fans. As one door closes, another has opened, with the birth of my daughter this week. A lot of great memories. Time to make more. Always forward, forward always pic.twitter.com/Dvv4YOBeEE
— Mike Colter (@realmikecolter) October 22, 2018
It’s always hard to note the performance or popularity of a Marvel Netflix series. Netflix keeps its performance stats under strict lock and key, and all a user can see is its level of mainstream buzz. Both Luke Cage and Iron Fist had better second seasons but more importantly, both the series ended on a game-changing cliffhanger that fans were anticipated to see.
The most likely reason behind the cancellation of Luke Cage seems to be administrative but many fans also believe that this could be due to the upcoming streaming service by Disney which has begun sweeping up characters. We do hope that turns out to be strategic fakeout before we get to see the two heroes back in action in Heroes For Hire.
Created by Cheo Hodari Coker, Luke Cage stars Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Erik LaRay Harvey, Rosario Dawson, Alfre Woodard, Mustafa Shakir, and Gabrielle Dennis.
After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.
The first two seasons of Marvel‘s Luke Cage are now streaming on Netflix!