Welp, Netflix Just Cancelled DAREDEVIL
- Author: Kyle Peterson Dec 01, 2018,
Dec 01, 2018, 1:38
Earlier this fall, Netflix canceled both Iron Fist and Luke Cage, which called the future of Marvel's Netflix series into question.
Jessica Jones and The Punisher will release their remaining seasons in 2019. NBC ultimately made a deal with DirecTV and the show continued for three more seasons, including the season that helped make Michael B. Jordan the mega-star he is today. Given the option of keeping everything in-house (most notably the profits), or sharing it with another service, the answer is obvious for Disney. Then surprising most, Luke Cage was cancelled even though almost half of the scripts had been written for a third season.
Further proof of this: Jessica Jones and Luke Cage both started production on Season 3 nearly immediately after their seasons dropped earlier this year. Even as reports suggested that the other Marvel shows weren't performing quite as well, Daredevil was held up as the flagship Marvel show on the platform.
One major problem they had was the fact Netflix has switched over to seasons 10 episodes for their series and they had been pressuring Marvel TV to switch over from their usual 13 episodes.
It's all led to three of the Marvel series being given the axe and honestly, we can't imagine the remaining shows will last much longer.
All this further fuels speculation that Disney/Marvel may resurrect all the cancelled series when it launches its new streaming service.
Jessica Jones and The Punisher are going to stay on Netflix until they've "run their course", as per the Hollywood Reporter.
Could The Defenders give us one last bow?
How do you feel about the cancellation of Daredevil?