Luke Cage Showrunner Comments on Marvel Show Leaving Netflix

Cheo Hoadri Coker, who was the showrunner of superhero show Luke Cage, talks about the Marvel drama officially leaving Netflix in March.

the Luke Cage Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker comments on the Marvel drama leaving Netflix later next month. Before Marvel Studios had its own original shows on Disney+, Marvel TV aired several series on multiple platforms like ABC, Netflix, and Hulu. Despite being canon for the entire MCU, the Marvel TV shows had little to do with all of the movies, either Agents of SHIELD, Runaways, Cloak and DaggerWhere The defenders franchise. The Marvel-Netflix collaboration, which consisted of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and iron fist which led to The defendershelped Marvel TV explore creating more content on streaming platforms focused on different tones of MCU films.

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While all of Marvel’s original TV shows ended a few years ago, Netflix shows including The Punisherare expected to leave the platform on March 1. Agents of SHIELD also leave the popular service a day before Luke Cage, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and The defenders do. The licensing agreement between Netflix and Disney was still set to expire, with the latter picking up the rights to each series. Until now, Disney has kept details of where Marvel-Netflix shows will be available after March 1st under wraps. However, the studio is expected to release information about the show’s new streaming home in the near future.


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Time will tell where these shows will end, with Luke Cage, showrunner and executive producer Coker having some wishes for the short-lived series. While tweeting about his rewatch of Luke Cage, Coker shared his hopes for the show’s legacy, regardless of where it becomes available to stream. Rather than not streaming Luke Cage anywhere and reboot the hero for the MCU, Coker wants Marvel Studios to let his series exist the way it was originally produced, sharing the following:

Rewatch Luke Cage while I can on Netflix. They will do what they do. It’s theirs. I just hope they don’t sit on it for years to make an easier reboot, or re-release it with a different mix, or muted the N-Word. I would love to do commentary tracks, or the original credits

While he started out as a character on Jessica Jones, once Mike Colter’s solo series began, it was one of a kind for many reasons. When Luke Cage premiering in 2016, it made history, with Colter’s series becoming the first black superhero TV show. Despite the huge facilities in Luc CagIn Season 2, it seemed plans for Season 3 were on the table, at least according to Colter in 2018. The series explored Marvel’s iconic Power Man, who stood up to corruption and crime at Harlem. Although there was a lot of superhero action, Luke Cage stood out for its depiction of black culture and social commentary, right down to the music featured on the show.


Coker’s concerns are 100% valid and understandable since any watered down version of Luke Cage would take away some of the overall incredible quality of the show. Everywhere that Luke Cage becomes available for streaming, whether it’s Disney+ or Hulu, the studio is not expected to change it in any way. It would also be really disappointing if Disney rebooted the character for the MCU. After Charlie Cox’s Daredevil appeared in Spider-Man: No Coming Home, the door for other Marvel TV characters has been left wide open, including the character of Colter. Hopefully soon Disney will make it clear where Luc Cagand the other Defenders the shows will be available to watch after they leave Netflix.


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