Looks like we’ll only have Black Panther and Black Lightning to keep our black superhero fix going. We also have Shuri, for those who still read.
Netflix and Marvel announced on Friday that Luke Cage, set in Harlem and helmed by Cheo Hodari Coker (along with musical direction by Raphael Saadiq, Adrian Younge, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad), will be no more.
“Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” read a joint statement. “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.”
Variety reports that the cancellation comes four months after the superhero action drama from Marvel Television debuted its second season on the streaming service—and days after Netflix pulled the plug on another Marvel show Iron Fist.
According to the outlet, Luke Cage was part of a five-series deal between Marvel and Netflix for a group of interconnected shows—Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Defenders. Another series, The Punisher, was later added to the mix.