Luke Cage Canceled After Two Seasons at Netflix!

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It's the end of the line for another series Netflix-Marvel TV property. 

Luke Cage has been canceled after two seasons, according to a new report in Deadline. 

"Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” Marvel and Netflix said in a statement.

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“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.”

What's surprising about this decision is that a writers room had been working on scripts for a potential third for the last six months, and it was widely expected to secure a third season renewal.

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The report states that it was ultimately creative differences, and back and forth that escalated to a corporate level that found Netflix swinging the ax on the hit series. 

Luke Cage starred Mike Colter as the titular character who had impenetrable skin and vowed to keep the mean streets of Harlem safe. 

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It debuted back in September 2016 and struck a chord with viewers. Luke Cage Season 1 had an approval rating of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, while the second season had a rating of 84 percent. 

The news comes just one week after the streamer canceled Iron Fist after two seasons.

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“Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix,” Marvel and Netflix announced in a joint statement.

“Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners," the statement continued.

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"We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on.”

At the time of that cancellation there were multiple reports claiming that the series could return on Disney's upcoming streaming service, ut the Deadline article says that does not seem to be the case for Luke Cage. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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