Luke Cage Creator Cheo Hodari Coker Reacts To News Of The Show Leaving Netflix

The clock is ticking on your rewatch of Marvel's Netflix Original Programming. "Daredevil," "Jessica Jones," "Punisher," "Luke Cage," and "The Defenders" are all prefaced with a removal notice stating "Last day to watch on Netflix: February 28" and /Film has confirmed that the rights to the Marvel-Netflix coproductions have reverted back to Disney. This leaves the rest of us with nothing to do but wax poetic about the beloved series' or try to cram in a clearly impossible rewatch of all five. Or, if one has a very special place in your heart, simply binge through your favorite.

The latest stop on "The Defenders" farewell tour sees "Luke Cage" creator Cheo Hodari Coker revisiting his series and taking to Twitter to share his hopes for the presumed move to Disney+.

Wise words from Cheo Hodari Coker

"Luke Cage" marked the third series in "The Defenders" saga, following the character's first appearance in "Jessica Jones." The series picked up after former convict Luke Cage (Mike Colter) returned to Harlem to rebuild his life. Though he intends to stay low-key, sweeping hair in a barbershop and working part-time, violence and corruption push him to use his unbreakable skin and super strength to defend his neighborhood. The series arrived to plenty of praise for everything from music to its tone. Although we know the streaming rights have reverted back to Disney, there's no word yet on what the company will do with each series once the move is official. Presumably, they'll appear on the Disney+ streaming service — "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," which is also departing Netflix, is already available on Disney+ for international customers in many countries. Also, there's reason to believe that "The Defenders" characters will be folded into the larger MCU, perhaps making their origin series canon.

But in making the move from Netflix to Disney+, will these shows be changed in any substantial way? For obvious reasons, Coker certainly hopes not. He wrote, " I just hope they don't sit on it for years to allow for an easier reboot, or re-air it with a different mix, or the N-Word muted."

The Netflix shows were always meant to be for a mature audience — they're beloved for showing a side to superheroes that is much grittier than the MCU. The violence of "Daredevil" was a prime example of this, as were the unflinching themes of "Luke Cage." To lose the explicit dialogue or alter any other aspect of the series would irrevocably change it, and clearly depart from the intentions of its creators. Coker even notes his fears of the soundtrack changing, which would be an immense disappointment given the show easily had the best soundtrack of any "Defenders" series. Speaking of major changes, Coker also expressed hope that should the series continue on Disney+ (as people have begun to speculate "Daredevil" will), he hopes the cast remains the same.

Mike Colter has previously indicated his own disappointment over the journey's end and even talked through the many directions left to take Luke's story. Whether or not there are plans to continue have yet to be revealed.