TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - November 1, 2018
While there are still a lot of questions surrounding Netflix's cancellation of its Marvel series Iron Fist and Luke Cage, we finally have an answer as to why the shows were cancelled. Comic Book Movie recently reported that the drop in viewers between both series' first and second season was catastrophic enough to warrant cancellation...
According to an analysis of Netflix viewing numbers, Luke Cage lost around 59% of viewers and Iron Fist dropped a staggering 64% when compared to its first run of episodes. While the latter losing viewers probably shouldn't come as a surprise after that disappointing first season, it is shocking that Luke Cage lost so many fans.
According to that same article, now that the shows have been cancelled, Disney is free to do whatever they like with the properties, including porting them over to their upcoming Disney Play streaming service. Whether or not they do this remains to be seen, and if Jessica Jones and Daredevil happen to stick around on Netflix, it's going to be very confusing to some fans.
Nevertheless, maybe now it's time for that Heroes for Hire spin-off we were hoping would bring Luke Cage and Iron Fist's series together on Netflix. Even without the other half of The Defenders, it could be a great show to entice Marvel fanatics to sign up for the streaming service.