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Luke Cage Is Out, But Netflix Is Down

Netflix’s new Marvel crime drama Luke Cage premiered at midnight today. Its slogan is “Time to break down barriers,” but it has also broken down Netflix, which experienced outages across North America and Europe on Saturday afternoon and evening, according to‘s map and many irritated Twitter users.

Today was also the premiere of another high-profile new Netflix show, the true-crime doc Amanda Knox, making this particularly awkward timing. Twitter, of course, is freaking out.

SPIN was briefly able to load the home page at 4:11 p.m. ET, but it soon crashed again. Get well soon, Netflix.