Netflix Axes Marvel’s Luke Cage
Viewers are in the dumps about the unexpected cancellation of ‘Luke Cage’ . A report from Deadline has confirmed that Netflix’s Luke Cage will not get its third season. This is another declaration after the announcement that ‘Iron Fist’ third season has been cancelled. Netflix has now only two upholders. Jessica Jones and Daredevil are the ultimate survivors on the streaming service.
It’s shocking for both the audience and the industry savvies because Luke Cage had in-demand repute. All cast and crew of the series including Mike Colter, Rosario Dawson. Mahershala Ali and Simone Missick are widely branded and have gained a vote of confidence for their work.
Behind the scene Creative Clashes:
It is believed that this cancellation is the result of the edgy situation that arose at executive levels. This turning off of Luke Cage indicates the flaming –up of the “creative differences”. The corporate involved are to blame. They couldn’t decide on a definitive plan.
The Marvel shows on Netflix are quite expensive. With such a high cost, Marvel series desperately needs an extra performance. Only this way they can gain more viewership. Previously, a handful of superhero shows provides extra space for Netflix to rise. In contrast currently, a swarm of illusory characters on the web generates tough challenges for the streaming portal.
The Disney Dominancy:
The situation is pretty grave because these abolitions occur at a stretch. Disney is all set to produce its own streaming content. It has already confirmed Season 7 for Star Wars while other series are still under production. Disney recently revealed that it would end its distribution with Netflix. Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service will run its original shows on the domestic platform.
Marvel had planned five presentations on Netflix. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and The Defender were all streamed on Netflix subsequently. The first of the five, Daredevil entered its third season on Friday. We cannot include ‘The Punisher’, in the list of order. But it has gained popularity because of Jon Bernthal’s cameo as Frank Castle in season two of Daredevil. Its second season is due in 2019.
The streaming service and Marvel revealed in a joint statement on Friday.
“Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated show-runner, writers, cast and crew. They have brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons. And to all the fans who have supported the series,”.
This unexpected news has disappointed the writers. They have jotted some work for a third season already. Moreover, the fans of the Marvel characters expressed their frustration over the cancellation. And this is happening on all social media platforms.