Luke Cage has been one of Netflix's most hotly anticipated shows, so it should come as no surprise that pretty much everyone with a Netflix account was trying to watch it last night.
Set in the same universe as Daredevil, Jessica Jones and the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, Luke Cage follows the titular character as he struggles to defend Harlem from crime boss Cornell 'Cottonmouth' Stokes, played by House of Cards alum Mahershala Ali.
The series was so popular, in fact, that last night saw Netflix go down across much of the US and in parts of the UK and Ireland.
Hi all - we are aware of streaming issues and we are working quickly to solve them. We will update you when they are resolved.
— Netflix CS (@Netflixhelps) October 1, 2016
As best as we can tell, Netflix went down for a few hours between 5PM and 10PM last night our time. It does appear that only a small number of viewers in Ireland were affected, but it looks like normal service has been resumed and Netflix is back up and working.
Speaking of Luke Cage, we'll have our review of the entire season on Monday - once we actually get to finish it (we've been trying to pace ourselves, but it's SO GOOD).