“Luke Cage represented something more than just entertainment” says star Mike Colter after Netflix cancellation

The Luke Cage actor reminded his fans: "Always forward, forward always"

Marvel's Luke Cage

“Luke Cage represented something more than just entertainment,” Mike Colter wrote in an emotional message to fans following the shock cancellation of his superhero Netflix show.


Marvel’s Luke Cage added to our social commentary and made viewers think by challenging the norm and putting out a character that reflected the everyday hero, one with flaws, strengths and everything in between.”

But even though his crime-fighting bullet-proof former convict has been retired after two seasons, Colter has something more important to share with the world: a newborn daughter.

“As one door closes, another has opened, with the birth of my 2nd daughter. Born this week. A lot of great memories. Time to make more,” he wrote, alongside a sweet photo of him pointing to the baby girl.

He added: “Always forward, forward always.”

Netflix pulled the plug on Luke Cage just one week after axing its stablemate Iron Fist, despite a loyal fanbase and a positive reception from critics.

“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.”

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