Netflix loses Luke Cage showrunner to Amazon Prime Video

He says “Amazon is the future”

Media reports say showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker has abandoned Netflix for Amazon.

The old Luke Cage boss has reportedly struck a deal to produce content through his Fighting 99th Entertainment brand for Prime Video.

Netflix and Coker recently had a falling-out due to the collapse of the Luke Cage franchise – sources cite ‘creative difference’.

However, per our reporting, Marvel execs likely played a role in exacerbating the conflict with its last-minute curveballs. Many attribute the brash tactics to its parent company’s entrance into the SVO industry with Disney+. With Netflix cutting superhero shows like Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil, Disney is in a prime position to take in subscribers seeking such content.

At present, further details regarding Coker’s relationship with Prime are unknown.