For the second straight week, Netflix has cut down its Marvel roster in considerable fashion.

The streaming service has officially canceled “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” after airing 2 seasons of it. The news comes just one week after Netflix also canceled “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” which just released its own second season in September. Both characters and shows were integral in building the platform’s street-level “Defenders” brand.

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

Netflix’s decision to cancel “Luke Cage” was reportedly, a result of creative differences between the show’s creative team and its producers, and an inability to agree on terms for the third season itself. With this cancellation, Netflix now has only three remaining Marvel shows on its roster: “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s The Punisher, and “Marvel’s Daredevil,” the latter of which just debuted its third season today.

As of right now, the three remaining shows are all set to remain on the platform, with “Jessica Jones” having already been renewed for a third season, and a second season of “The Punisher” set to be released sometime next year.

The first 2 seasons of “Marvel’s Luke Cage” are available to stream on Netflix now.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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