Marvel's Luke Cage is interrupted by Netflix after two seasons. Back in 2013, Marvel TV and Netflix launched a deal…
Marvel’s Luke Cage is interrupted by Netflix after two seasons. Back in 2013, Marvel TV and Netflix launched a deal to launch their own corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It officially started in 2015 with season 1 of Daredevil . It was followed by the rest of the three independent TV shows as part of their first deal: Jessica Jones Luke Cage and Iron Fist . After the debut season of these performances – and a sophomore excursion for Daredevil – Marvel and Netflix, the four heroes brought together the The Defenders miniseries. They also launched a spinoff show, The Punisher by the end of 201
At the beginning, the Marvel Netflix series was critical hits, with the debut period Daredevil ] Jessica Jones and Luke Cage who receives rave reviews. (It is unclear how good the series appeared because Netflix did not release that information publicly.) But Iron Fist and Defenders were not as well received and Punisher did not get as much buzz as the others show. Now Netflix has taken over his second Marvel TV show, with Iron Fist interrupted last week.
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THR THR ] reports that Netflix has interrupted Luke Cage after two seasons. The news arrives exactly one week after Iron Fist was interrupted and the same day as Daredevil Season 3 was premiere. It has previously been reported that Luke Cage was expected to be renewed. Now, THR reports Luke Cage was interrupted due to “creative differences and inability to agree on conditions for a third season”. Officially Marvel and Netflix issued a joint statement about the suspension:
Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful for the dedicated showrunner, writer, cast and crew who killed Harlem’s hero in the last two seasons, and to all fans who have helped the series. Iron Fist won over many viewers with their improved second season, Luke Cage Season 2 managed to raise a show that was already famous as one of Marvel’s best TV shows. As such, it is strange to see Luke Cage interrupted – but again, we do not have the viewers number for any of Netflix’s Marvel shows to compare. Having said that, based on the report of THR it can not be a case of viewing or critical reception. It may simply depend on whether Netflix and Marvel could agree on an agreement for an additional season.
Marvel TV’s parent company Disney still seems to launch its own streaming service by the end of 2019. And it was reported earlier that Marvel will develop TV shows using some of his movie characters, such as Loki and Scarlet Witch. If Disney wants to keep all new Marvel programming under their umbrella, they have to stop their deal with Netflix – one show at a time turns out. Of course, it is largely speculation, as Netflix insists that they retain the power to cancel or renew the Marvel show, not Disney. However, it is worth pointing out its original agreement concluded after The Defenders and an agreement for each additional season and show is up to both Netflix and Disney.
What this ultimately means for the Netflix corner of MCU is unclear at this time. But given the special shows that have been interrupted, fans are no doubt already waiting for Daughter of the Dragon and / or Heroes for Hire spinoffs.
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