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Netflix announced that it was canceling Luke Cage, the second Marvel show that it has pulled the plug on in recent days.
Iron Fist, another of Marvel’s Defenders, was canceled by the streaming platform a week prior, according to the BBC.
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“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 and Marvel Television said in a joint statement.
The news comes just months after Luke Cage debuted its second season on the streaming platform.
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The cancellation surprised many, Deadline reports, as “a formal Season 3 order was considered almost a foregone conclusion by all concerned.”
Luke Cage —starring Mike Colter as the titular superhero — followed the life of a Harlem-based bulletproof superhero. Colter has yet to comment on the cancellation.
Netflix’s slimmed down Marvel roster comes as Disney, which is Marvel’s parent company, prepares to launch its own streaming service.
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