Finn Jones and Luke Cage creator react to cancellation
Netflix dropped the surprise announcement yesterday that it would not give its acclaimed superhero series Luke Cage a third season, breaking the hearts of both fans and the crew involved in the show. Some of them have taken to social media to express their emotions over the Luke Cage cancellation, which you can check out below.
Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker tweeted that working on the show carried a lot of memories and that he had a lot of thank you calls to make, while Iron Fist‘s Finn Jones posted a simple photo of his and Mike Colter’s characters’ fists coming together from the series. Check out these tweets and more below!
A lot memories. 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. Forward always…
— Cheo Hodari Coker (@cheo_coker) October 20, 2018
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. https://t.co/TXmPhfqtFJ
— Karen Pittman (@pittmankaren) October 20, 2018
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After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.
Mike Colter returns as the titular Luke Cage, with Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Theo Rossi as Shades and Finn Jones as Danny Rand aka Iron Fist. Newcomers to the series so far include Mustafa Shakir (The Deuce, The Night Of) as John McIver, a natural leader, brimming with charisma, whose mission is focused on Harlem and vengeance; and Gabrielle Dennis (Insecure, Rosewood) as Tilda Johnson, a brilliant, holistic doctor with a complicated history in Harlem where, as much as she tries to stay far from trouble, it seems to always find her.
The second season is executive produced by series showrunner Coker (Ray Donovan), Jim Chory (Marvel’s Jessica Jones), and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Jessica Jones), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television.
Luke Cage Cancellation: Finn Jones and Show Creator React