On Friday, we learned that Netflix had decided to cancel Luke Cage and now showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker has responded to the news which has left comic book fans reeling. Find more details after the jump!
Just seven days after cancelling Iron Fist, Netflix announced that Luke Cage has also been scrapped on the streaming service. While details about the former’s end weren’t revealed (low viewership and poor reviews are the most likely explanations), the latter is said to have been axed after creative differences behind the scenes resulted in the plug being pulled on the Marvel TV show.
Now, Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker has taken to Twitter to issue a response to the cancellation and, as you can see, he concentrated on thanking those involved with the series.
While fans responded negatively to the introduction of Diamondback in season one and there’s no denying that the season two finale was controversial, the door was definitely wide open for
a third batch of episodes. Unfortunately, those are clearly never going to become a reality now unless Disney has plans for the characters on its planned streaming service.
Heroes for Hire is, of course, a personality but there’s no guarantee the characters will live on and, if not, their respective stories ended on some pretty huge cliffhangers. Are you disappointed that Coker won’t get the chance to tell more Luke Cage stories?
A lot memories. A lot of individual thank you calls to make. 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. Forward always…
— Cheo Hodari Coker (@cheo_coker) October 20, 2018