Mike Colter Reacts to 'Luke Cage's Cancellation

Luke Cage Cancelled at Netflix Mike Colter and Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker Respond

Though the Marvel-Netflix show "Daredevil" just returned for its third season, some fans are anxious about what this means for the rest of "The Defenders" characters - Jessica Jones and Daredevil - now that Iron First and Luke Cage are done. While Daredevil's third season just hit the service on Friday and The Punisher season 2 is already on the way, there hasn't been a peep about Jessica Jones season 2 or another season of The Defenders.

Daredevil season 1 generated 275K impressions; season 2 had a good holdover with 200K; and the newly-released season 3 had 75K going into October, with a higher total expected by month's end. Well, Matt Murdock earned nothing but stellar reviews for his admittedly bleak third installment, but this mass Netflix exodus serves as a pointed reminder that no series is safe from Disney's axe, as the Mouse House prepares to get its ducks in a row ahead of the aforementioned streaming service booting online sometime next year. "Just want to say thank you to Marvel, Netflix, the best Writer's room, cast, crew, the Midnight Hour, all those who graced the stage at Harlem's Paradise and the most incredible fan base in the world". There have also been other possible reasons given for the non-renewal of Luke Cage and Iron Fist, including "creative differences". "Unfortunately, Marvel's Luke Cage will not return for a third season", the statement read. Now, a new report suggests a decline in social media buzz may reflect the reasoning behind Netflix's decision. The news came one week after it pulled the plug on its sister show, Marvel's Iron Fist. The actor took to social media Sunday (Oct. 21) to express gratitude and show off the newest addition to his family.

Looks like it's a not-so-sweet Christmas for the hero of Harlem.

First it was "Iron Fist". What's that mean for Luke Cage's future?

While there's more clarity regarding Luke Cage's cancellation, Netflix remained rather mum about why Iron Fist was kicked to the curb. That's why when Marvel canceled the bulletproof hero, fans were in shock.

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