Barring Iron Fist, the Marvel shows on Netflix have proven to be fan favorites. So, it came as a surprise to everyone when Netflix cancelled Luke Cage.
In a joint formal statement by Netflix and Marvel:
“Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season. 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.”
Since the end of the second season, the showrunner, writers, and actors assumed there would be a third season and scripts were created for that additional season. However, since September, issues arose as the third season was reduced to 10 episodes and tensions arose over the new scripts. Variety
There are two reasons that this may have happened:
- They could be developing a series called Heroes for Hire, which is a comic book series that focused on Luke Cage and Iron Fist. GeekTyrant
- This could all come down to the fact that Marvel/Disney are formulating their plans to create their own streaming service. By slowly picking off the Marvel properties, Netflix is severing ties with the media giant and future rival.
Now, if Netflix is not developing a Heroes for Hire show, then the question is if another tv/cable channel or a streaming service will snap up the popular show or could the character of Luke Cage pop up in another Marvel property?
Netflix is currently casting for its High School apocalypse, Daybreak. Matthew Broderick has joined the cast and will be portraying Principal Burr. The cheerful, upbeat principal of Glendale High, Burr knows the name of every kid in school and their favorite character to play in Overwatch. In a hashtag-filled world of #metoo and #blacklivesmatter and #timesup, Burr is genuinely trying to be part of the solution: a good guy, an advocate and ally for all. But let’s face it, kids can be monsters.
The show is based on the graphic novel by Brian Ralph, the subversive dark comedy Daybreakfinds 17 year old high school outcast Josh searching for his missing girlfriend Sam in post-apocalyptic Glendale, California. Joined by a ragtag group of misfits including a pyromaniac 12 year old Angelica and Josh’s former high school bully Wesley, now turned pacifist samurai, Josh tries to stay alive amongst the horde of Mad Max-style gangs (evil jocks, cheerleaders turned Amazon warriors), zombie-like creatures called Ghoulies, and everything else this brave new world throws at him.
The show will have 10 episodes.
Casting news continues with Netflix’ Lucifer adding Vinessa Vidotto to portray the Angel, Remiel. Remiel is an angel that feels under-appreciated or overshadowed while struggling to match fellow Angel, Amenadiel’s towering standards. Deadline
The CW’s Supergirl continues to add to its cast. Azie Tesfai will be portraying, Kelly, the younger sister to James Olsen. Kelly is an intelligent and insightful woman who spent time in the military in order to pay for medical school. She’s recently discharged from the military and is currently finishing her training as a psychiatrist. She’s got a large heart and cares deeply about others. Deadline
Epix’ Penneyworth has cast its villain. Paloma Faith has been cast to play Bet Sykes, a cruel adversary who will test the courage of young Alfred Pennyworth and his new boss, Thomas Wayne, the future father of Bruce Wayne. DS