And then there were two.
Shortly after the release of Marvel’s Iron Fist, Netflix made the decision to cut the immortal Iron Fist‘s run after 2 seasons. It didn’t come as a massive shock, as the season had been mired after a troublesome first season. When they cancelled Marvel’s Luke Cage, days later, the writing was on the wall. The Marvel era on Netflix was coming to an end.
In an exclusive report from Deadline, Netflix has added Daredevil to the scrap heap, just one month after airing it’s 3rd season on the streaming service.
“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix,” the streamer said in a statement tonight to Deadline. “We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note.””We’re thankful to our partners at Marvel, showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years,”
Since the Marvel TV agreement with Netflix was made, Daredevil (the first series) has been arguably the strongest of the superhero shows. It gave a glimpse into the gritty burrow of Hell’s Kitchen, while providing us with memorable and lovable characters to cheer and revere. Coming off of a fantastic 3rd season, with Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Wolf, Vincent D’Onofrio and the rest of the cast giving a performance of a lifetime, the future looked bright for the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen (Charlie Cox). Now, we may not see what happens next to Nelson, Murdock, & Page. However, one should never say never.
With Disney divulging and preparing their upcoming streaming service, Disney+ (or Disney Plus), the thought is that all of the Marvel shows that were on Netflix could one day make it to Disney+. Though, that’s purely speculation. Although, it’s not completely out of the realm of possibilty, as Disney owns the rights to these properties and continues to pursue original shows and content (i.e. The Mandalorian and the Rogue One prequel) to pull in more users to their service. Bringing new seasons with these cancelled heroes could do just that, for the Marvel fandom. Plus, they could air as many episodes as they would like, much to the chagrin of Netflix and their new 10-episode mandate.
The move leaves just Jessica Jones and The Punisher left, but it’s a matter of when (not if) these get cancelled next. With episodes recorded and new seasons set to release sometime next year, Netflix is likely waiting to air the 3rd season of Jessica Jones and 2nd season of The Punisher before making the announcement.
There is no official release date for Jessica Jones season 3 or The Punisher season 2.