Luke Cage Viewers Left in Lurch During Hours-Long Netflix Outage

Kimberly Roots

Not even Marvel’s Luke Cage is a match for overloaded servers.

On Saturday, aka the day after the superhero series dropped its 13-episode first season on Netflix, the streaming video service was down for more than two hours.

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During the outage, the series had a little fun with its viewers via its Twitter account:

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Meanwhile, though Netflix gave no official reason for the service interruption, it tweeted at 5:30 pm ET Saturday that “the streaming issues we reported are now resolved.”

“Did y’all break Netflix?” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker tweeted.

Starring Mike Colter, Luke Cage details the evolution of its titular hero after he has relocated to Harlem and is in the process of picking up the pieces following his failed relationship with Jessica Jones. Having been endowed by a failed experiment with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke is pulled out of the shadows to fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

Our sister site Deadline reports that the outage, which began around 3 pm ET primarily affected North America and the United Kingdom.

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