The relationship between Marvel and Netflix appears to be at an end after the streaming service cancelled ‘Daredevil’ after three seasons…
The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen no longer has a home on Netflix.
On Thursday, Netflix announced that it has cancelled ‘Daredevil’ after three seasons on the streaming service as the show becomes the latest Marvel series to get the axe in a strained relationship between the two companies.
Netflix had previously cancelled both ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘Iron Fist’ after the second season of each of those shows respectively.
“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix,” Netflix said in a statement on Thursday. “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.
“While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.”
‘Daredevil’ was the first series launched in a partnership between Marvel and Netflix and it’s also been the most universally beloved show out of all the series that have been showcased on the streaming service. The third season of ‘Daredevil’ just launched a month ago and was a hit with critics after a few lukewarm responses to the second season.
With ‘Daredevil’ done at Netflix, that leaves only two more Marvel series remaining — ‘The Punisher’, which has already filmed season 2 and ‘Jessica Jones’, which is currently filming season 3′. It’s not expected that either of those shows will survive beyond the currently planned seasons already in production but anything could change in the future.
While ‘Daredevil’ is done at Netflix, that doesn’t mean the character will be going away completely as noted by the second part of that statement about the show’s cancellation.
It’s entirely possible that ‘Daredevil’ will be revived as an ongoing series for the new Disney+ streaming service that will launch in late 2019 or the character played by Charlie Cox could still make an appearance during the upcoming seasons of ‘The Punisher’ or ‘Jessica Jones’.
Marvel hasn’t said whether or not they will revive ‘Luke Cage’ or ‘Iron Fist’, although both seem somewhat unlikely but it’s entirely possible ‘Daredevil’ would be resurrected for another seasons on Disney+.
Marvel is currently beefing up a huge lineup of original series for the launch of Disney+ with two limited event series already in the works with ‘Loki’ starring Tom Hiddleston’ as well as a ‘Scarlet Witch’ starring Elizabeth Olsen.
‘Daredevil’ could potentially join that lineup on Disney+ but again nothing has been decided at this time.