Luke Cage Netflix Outage

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

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.

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

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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22 Comments
  1. Lysh says:

    I’ve been watching Netflix all day (in my defense, I have cold and nothing better to do) with no problems, but not Luke Cage. Sounds like the struggle was real though for some people. I’m glad it’s back to normal.

  2. Victorhdavid says:

    Afected Brasil too

  3. Amy says:

    I just hope this doesn’t happen when Gilmore Girls comes out.

  4. leo says:

    This show is not that good compared to other Netflix marvels. The acting is amateur, the cinematography is amateur, the writings is the same.

  5. Joey says:

    I was doing something else earlier this afternoon, but as I surfed tumblr, I saw a friend of mine complaining that Netflix was down and she wanted to watch Luke Cage. :P

  6. Dr. M says:

    OMG TWO WHOLE HOURS?!?!
    White people problems.

  7. darkn3ss says:

    I’m wondering how they are going to integrate the fact that Jessica Jones is married to Luke Cage or are they just going to delete that part in this reboot.

  8. Mads says:

    So that’s why I couldn’t watch old episodes of Gilmore Girls! (in London, England)

  9. BrianR says:

    Guess I missed it, I had no problems watching.

  10. ToyCannon says:

    Netflix had better fix this abnormality before The Gilmore Girls revival drops or there will be epic hell to pay.