Congratulations to Mike Colter on the arrival of his daughter. The actor shared the news of his family’s expansion this past weekend while addressing the surprising cancellation of the celebrated Netflix series, Luke Cage.
If we're not getting a #LukeCage Season 3 then either 1) this is Netflix pivoting towards a Heroes for Hire show OR 2) These shows are shifting towards the Disney streaming service.
— 3NegroNerds (@3BlackGeeks) October 20, 2018
“Luke Cage represented something more than just entertainment,” Colter told his social media fans. “@MarvelsLukeCage added to our social commentary and made viewers think by challenging the norm and putting out a character that reflected the everyday hero, one with flaws, strengths and everything in between. I am forever grateful to Marvel and Netflix for letting me portray such a prolific character and thank the amazing fans. As one door closes, another has opened, with the birth of my 2nd daughter. Born this week. A lot of great memories. Time to make more. Always forward, forward always.”
Many Marvel fans were shocked to learn of Netflix’s decision to cancel Luke Cage. Various theories circulated as to why the series was not renewed with dozens of comic fans fearing that Daredevil would be the next series canceled.
— Amanda (@MissIrene2010) October 20, 2018
The Hollywood Reporter shared its reasoning for why Luke Cage was canned this past weekend. According to an inside source, “the cancellation was due to creative differences and the inability to agree to terms for a third season of the show. Netflix doesn’t release viewership figures for its content.”
A statement from Netflix regarding Luke Cage was less detailed. “Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” the statement read. “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.”
So wait… First they cancel Iron Fist after a massive improvement. Now they’ve cancelled arguably their best Marvel series?!
I swear to God, we’d better hear something about a Heroes for Hire series like, YESTERDAY. #LukeCage
— Petros L. Ioannou 🎬 (@PetrosofSparta) October 20, 2018
Thus far, Marvel has gone from having six shows to three. Iron Fist was canceled last week. Meanwhile, The Defenders, although not officially canceled, is not in the works for an upcoming season.
— Geoff (@highdefgeoff) October 20, 2018
Is television witnessing an end to the superhero era for now? We’ll have to keep watching to find out. Stay tuned for more celebrity family news!