Luke Cage’s Mike Colter talks on the show’s cancellation and chances of revival


Luke Cage star Mike Colter gives his thoughts on the show’s sudden cancellation and what he thinks the future holds for the character.

The cancellation of Luke Cage left many people disappointed, including the cast and crew. The show’s star, Mike Colter, has already given a public reaction to the news, but now he’s added a bit more context to the series’ sudden end.

In a lengthy interview with, Colter recalled his hearing the news and described it as being bittersweet but not all that surprising:

"“It was bittersweet. It kinda did catch me off guard. I don’t think I was as shocked as most people were because I was a little closer to it.”"

The actor’s lack of surprise at the cancellation stemmed from noticeable changes in the show’s creative process. According to Colter, things were moving somewhat slower than usual. Deadlines were also not being met, despite the fact that a third season seemed like a sure thing:

"“There were some things, some tell-tale signs, that were not quite feeling right for me. Although we had an internal pick up, amongst a certain amount of people who were close to the project, and we were moving forward with the writing and writing the group writer’s room, et cetera…Then, deadlines. One deadline would come and it would go. Another deadline would come, it would go.”"

Fans were anticipating a third season of Luke Cage, and the moment they learned it wasn’t being renewed, petitions were launched in the hope of reviving it. Unfortunately for them, Colter believes there’s not much that can be done at this point. But, he’s not completely giving up hope:

"“I don’t know that it’s something that fans can do, necessarily. I think it’s a real network/studio thing. I think it’ll resolve itself, one way or the other. There just needs to be some time…I think, ultimately, if it comes back, it’ll probably come back because of the fans demand for it.”"

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