Netflix has cancelled its second Marvel superhero series in a week. Luke Cage won’t get another series, meaning that its second season will be its last.
Just last week, the streaming service pulled the plug on Iron Fist, also after two series.
“Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” Marvel and Netflix said in a joint statement.
“Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunners, 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 recently debuted series three of Daredevil, the first of its Defenders TV shows to launch in a partnership with Marvel and the comics giant's owner Disney.
Next year, Disney will launch its own streaming service, which likely has something to do with Netflix not renewing these shows.
Disney will take a lot of its properties in-house. Which makes sense – Star Wars and Marvel are huge money-spinners, so the House of Mouse will be hoping they will draw people to its own streaming service, instead of lining Netflix’s pockets.