New York, NY – Marvel’s Harlem Hip Hop superhero Luke Cage won’t be cleaning up the streets for a third season.
Netflix decided to cancel the much buzzed about series as their fall rollout marches full steam ahead.
“Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season. 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,” Netflix told TheWrap in a statement.
According to their insider info, the decision to cancel the show involved creative differences and failing to reach terms on a deal going forward.
Created by tenured Hip Hop journalist and Biggie biopic Notorious writer Cheo Hodari Coker, the series embraced a heavy Hip Hop element; with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge serving as the show’s composers and having rappers ranging in generation from Rakim to Jidenna guest starring. The season episodes were even exclusively named after Gang Starr and Pete Rock & CL Smooth songs.
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
Another Marvel series, the largely panned Iron Fist, also won’t be returning past the second season.