Mike Colter Back As Luke Cage? ‘Evil’ Canceled At Paramount+

'Fan-favorite and critically acclaimed original series' done at the streaming service for some reason.

'Fan-favorite and critically acclaimed original series' done at the streaming service for some reason.

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One of the best series on Paramount+ happens to be canceled with Evil, which stars Mike Colter, but maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as the actor played Luke Cage for Marvel on Netflix.

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Evil Season 4 will be the last

Regarding Evil getting canceled, Paramount+ unfortunately announced the “fan-favorite and critically acclaimed original series” will have its final season with Season 4 that will premiere this May. Read the official announcement below.

The series sees Mike Colter play David Acosta who is studying to be a priest teaming up with Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard a forensic psychologist, and Aasif Mandvi as Ben Shakir as a tech expert. They investigate demons, supernatural events, and things that go more than bump in the night. Michael Emerson plays Leland Townsend, the villain of the series, who is also a forensic psychologist but really is seemingly in league with the devil. It’s a great show. I liked it a lot and have been watching since Season 1 thanks to the involvement of Colter who went to school with friends of mine, and they’ve always said how great a guy he is.

With the cancellation comes uproar, as again, Paramount, themselves, calls Evil a “fan-favorite and critically acclaimed original series,” so why the cancellation? Apparently, there is already talk of moving the series possibly to Netflix, where no doubt it would be huge.

“We’re all super sad @paramountplus has decided season 4 is our last,” Herbers tweeted and then deleted, adding “@netflix u up? Care to snatch up the goods??”

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Opens the door for Mike Colter as Luke Cage in the MCU?

Yeah, it sucks Evil is getting canceled, but just maybe that opens the door for Mike Colter to return as Luke Cage in the MCU.

Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio have returned from Marvel Netflix, and it’s known Jon Bernthal will be back as Punisher; Daredevil: Born Again reshoots have confirmed both Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson are back as their respective characters, Karen Page and Foggy Nelson, and rumors have offered Krysten Ritter will return as Jessica Jones to the MCU, so maybe that means Mike Colter will be back as Luke Cage.

Years ago, my insiders told me Marvel was developing a Luke Cage and Iron Fist “Heroes For Hires” project, so maybe it’s finally happening.

Official announcement by Paramount+:

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Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard, Aasif Mandvi as Ben Shakir, Mike Colter as David Acosta



Starring Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson,

Andrea Martin, Kurt Fuller and Christine Lahti

EVIL Is Created by Co-Showrunners Robert and Michelle King
And Produced by CBS Studios

Paramount+ today announced that the final season of fan-favorite and critically acclaimed original series EVIL will premiere this May. Additionally, four bonus episodes have been ordered by the streaming service and are set to begin production soon in New York City for a thrilling series finale.

“Robert and Michelle King created a unique and deeply entertaining way of exploring the intersection of religion and science,” said Jeff Grossman, Executive Vice President, Programming, Paramount+. “We thank Robert, Michelle and the immensely talented cast and crew of EVIL and are incredibly proud of their collective work on the series. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for these characters, in what is sure to be a nail-biting, wild ride of a final season.”

“It’s hard to underscore the ability of Robert and Michelle King to cleverly craft thought-provoking stories that push creative boundaries time and time again, and EVIL is no exception,” said David Stapf, President of CBS Studios.  “We’re proud to call them partners, and want to thank them both, Liz Glotzer, the entire cast and the crew for bringing these complex characters to life year after year as we celebrate this final season of EVIL.”

“We want to thank Paramount+ for giving us four bonus episodes to end EVIL in the world in style,” said Robert and Michelle King, series Co-creators, Showrunners and Executive Producers of EVIL. “We will miss this show and cast. In many ways it was a dream project, but sadly evil will outlast EVIL. See you in May.”

EVIL is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Andrea Martin, Kurt Fuller, Christine Lahti, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco and Dalya Knapp.

EVIL is produced by CBS Studios in association with King Size Productions. Robert King, Michelle King, Liz Glotzer, Rockne S. O’Bannon and Sam Hoffman serve as executive producers. The series is distributed internationally by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

Watch the teaser:

Evil | Season 4 | Teaser Trailer | Paramount+

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