'Luke Cage' Actor Mike Colter Reacts to Netflix Series Being Canceled

Cheo Hodari Coker Simone Missick Mike Colter Rosario Dawson and Mustafa Shakir attend the Netflix Original Series Marvel's Luke Cage Season 2 New York City Premiere

Cheo Hodari Coker Simone Missick Mike Colter Rosario Dawson and Mustafa Shakir attend the Netflix Original Series Marvel's Luke Cage Season 2 New York City Premiere

It's been a whirlwind week for the Powers That Be over at Marvel and Netflix.

Luke Cage season 2 features a cast that includes Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), Alfre Woodard (Mariah Dillard), Theo Rossi (Shades), Finn Jones (Iron Fist), Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing), Thomas Q. Jones (Comanche), Gabrielle Dennis (Tilda Johnson), Mustafa Shakir (John McIver/Bushmaster), Reg E. Cathey (James Lucas) and Anabella Sciorra (Rosalie Carbone).

After a surprise cancellation that followed the admittedly less-surprising cancellation of Iron Fist, the forces behind Luke Cage's departure from Netflix have become clearer.

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However something reportedly happened in the past month, with "rising tensions" surfacing and "it all went distinctly south in the last 48 hours" due to "creative differences" and the request by Netflix for change in writers for the show.

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"I am forever grateful to Marvel and Netflix for letting me portray such a prolific character, and I thank you incredible fans", he wrote alongside a photo of him with his newborn.

While the door is now open for Marvel Television to take Luke Cage to the Disney Play streaming service, currently there are no plans for that according to Deadline. Of all content on Netflix they cut Luke Cage in its prime. Now, a new report suggests a decline in social media buzz may reflect the reasoning behind Netflix's decision.

Iron Fist also saw a dramatic drop in social media buzz.

"Luke Cage is the finest Marvel show in existence".

The cancellation of the show was a shock to many fans of the Marvel hit, which was a launching pad for Oscar victor Mahershala Ali and a star-making turn for Colter, named one of PEOPLE's Sexiest Men Alive in 2017. Colter also appeared as the superhero in crossover series The Defenders and in Jessica Jones. There's no telling what Marvel and Netflix decide to do, but it's lovely to see so many fans keeping a positive outlook.

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