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Netflix Canceled Luke Cage After Only Two Seasons

Even the streaming giant's best shows aren’t being spared the ax.
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Just one week after announcing the cancellation of fellow Marvel property Iron Fist, Netflix dealt a more devastating blow to fans of its original shows by canning the critically acclaimed Luke Cage.

Critics speculated about the role that Disney’s upcoming streaming service may have had in the shows’ cancellations. Disney owns Marvel, and the company is expected to debut its superhero TV shows when its streaming platform launches.

Deadline also reports that behind-the-scenes tensions may also have contributed to Luke Cage’s cancellation.

The pink slipping of Luke Cage was ultimately a combo of the age old Hollywood “creative differences” and the inability for the parties involved to reach a deal on how to move forward, according to sources. With a season springing from the conclusion of the June 22-launched Season 2 plotted out months ago, detailed drafts for the first half of the 10-episode projected third season were delivered to Marvel and Netflix this week. We hear that some execs had issues with the more developed scripts, even though the scripts strongly incorporated suggestions from both Netflix and Marvel brass.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.comMinor edits have been made by the editors.

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