Sweet Christmas, "Luke Cage" is canceled!

Netflix announced late Friday night that the Mike Colter starring role in the superhero show would not return for a third season just four months after the premiere of their highly anticipated sophomore appearance in the streaming service.

Netflix and Marvel announced the release in a joint statement released Friday, according to several reports.

"Unfortunately, Marvel's Luke Cage will not return for a third season," the statement said. "Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix are grateful to the dedicated showrunner, authors, cast and crew who brought Harlem's Hero to life over the past two seasons and to all fans who supported the series."

This is the second Marvel show in a week to cancel the ax of Netflix as co-hero for "Iron Fist" was canceled last Friday.

"Luke Cage" and "Iron Fist" were part of a five-show deal that Netflix struck with Marvel to tell the story of the street level heroes in the Marvel universe who also included "Jessica Jones," "Daredevil "and the crossover series" Defenders ". An offshoot of the original five-show deal focusing on anti-hero Frank Castle as "The Punisher" was added later. "Jessica Jones" was renewed for a third season in April and "Daredevil" released his third season on Friday.

The double cancellations come as Marvel's mother Disney prepares to start her own streaming service next year. The popular Marvel superhero movies will eventually migrate exclusively to the Disney service.

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