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Netflix cancels Luke Cage after two seasons

This is the second Marvel show that Netflix has canceled in two weeks

Luke Cage in the wreckage of a Harlem business in the first season of Luke Cage. Myles Aronowitz/Netflix
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Harlem’s Hero will not return for another season, according to Netflix and Marvel Television, which announced late Friday night that Luke Cage has been canceled after just two seasons.

In a joint statement, the companies said, “everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated show runner, 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.” According to a report from Variety, talks for a third season of the show were underway, but Netflix decided not to continue the show.

This is the second week in a row that Netflix has canceled a Marvel show as last news broke that Iron Fist would not be returning for a third season. These cancellations come at a time when the two companies seem to be distancing themselves as Marvel’s parent company Disney prepares to launch a streaming service of it’s own.

While there has yet to be any announcements made about Marvel’s other Netflix shows, we do know that some are safe for their third seasons. Jessica Jones was renewed for a third season back in April, while Daredevil season three debuted on Oct. 19, the same day that Luke Cage’s cancellation was announced.

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