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– by Stephon White

These past couple weeks, it felt like Netflix was on the rampage. If you’re like me you’re anxiously waiting for the executioner to drop the guillotine down onto another Marvel show. Thus far we know The Defenders, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage have gotten the axe.  This is not going to be a sweet Christmas. Recently Mike Colter, the actor who plays Luke Cage took to voice his frustration on Twitter, which ended with Luke Cage himself rising up in Harlem.

There it is folks. The other shoe has dropped, and Harlem’s Hero is fading to black. What’s that mean for Luke Cage’s future? Well if you remember Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said: “Those shows are for us to cancel, and we’re super happy with their performance so far.” Does Sarandos statement wrap you in a warm blanket of security? Or are you covering your eyes dreading news of another Marvel canceled Netflix show?

As a fan of Luke Cage, it will be sad to see the series go away. Not only did it feature an interesting story arc, but it showcased a lot of musical talent. Man, I’m going to miss those club scenes. I have seen some rumors that Netflix might be secretly planning an Iron Fist and Luke Cage team up. I think it’s unlikely given the new reports of creative differences occurring behind the scenes on the Luke Cage series. It’s an interesting move for Netflix to cancel the only minority character in their Marvel lineup. At least fans got to see how to do a proper season 2 for a superhero series. Because Luke Cage’s Season 2 ending sure set up an intriguing premise for Season 3 that showed Cage taking over the club used as a favorite haunt for his villains. Long live the chief.

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