Netflix engineers rescue Luke Cage after service falters


Superhero Luke Cage can thank Netflix's engineers for coming to his rescue.

The streaming service was down for more than two hours on Saturday, one day after the debut of a live-action series featuring the Marvel Comics hero.

Mike Colter as Luke Cage (Myles Aronowitz/Netflix)
Mike Colter as Luke Cage (Myles Aronowitz/Netflix)

In a message posted on Twitter, Netflix acknowledged it was aware of streaming issues and was working quickly to solve them.

Netflix users had begun complaining on Twitter that the site was down about half an hour earlier.

Just over two hours after acknowledging the problem, Netflix tweeted that the issue had been resolved.

Netflix did not immediately respond to an email request for details on the problem, including how widespread it was or its cause.