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Marvel's 'Luke Cage' canceled by Netflix

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Netflix has released this promotional poster for its upcoming Luke Cage series, featuring Mike Colter. (Netflix/Twitter)

Netflix bosses have stunned comic book fans by canceling Marvel’s "Luke Cage."

Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker has confirmed the sad news on social media, thanking fans for watching the two seasons of the show.

"A lot memories," he tweeted. "A lot of individual thank you calls to make. Just want to say thank you to Marvel, Netflix, the best Writer’s room, cast, crew, the Midnight Hour, all those who graced the stage at Harlem’s Paradise and the most incredible fan base in the world."

Cast member Karen Pittman retweeted a video of New York subway riders praising the show, writing: "I love this. So much. @cheo_coker @realmikecolter this is why @LukeCage mattered to so many. It reflects the everyday ordinary man, trying to find his way. No matter the color, creed, background. That will never be cancelled."

Meanwhile, Luke Cage fan Wendell Pierce took to Twitter with his hopes the show will air elsewhere: "I’m not into @Marvel movies or the universe," he wrote. "I was into #LukeCage which played like a modern Syfy allegory. Of all content on Netflix they cut Luke Cage in its prime. I hope they solicit other networks & platforms to continue."


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