Netflix and Marvel say goodbye to Daredevil.
By David Griffin
Marvel's Daredevil has been canceled after three seasons.
Frist received a statement from Netflix who said, "Marvel Daredevil does not return for a fourth season on Netflix. We are hugely proud of the show's last and last season, and although it's bad for the fans, we feel best to close this chapter on a high note. We are grateful to the showrunner Erik Oleson, the writers of the show, starring and incredible bunch, including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we are grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years. While the Netflix series has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on service for years to come, while the Daredevil will continue in future Marvel projects. "
Daredevil is the third Marvel / Netflix collaboration that is being canceled, leaving Punisher and Jessica Jones as the last remaining series on the streamliner. Both have new seasons on the horizon: Punisher returns back sometime in 2019, while Jessica Jones is in production. But considering Daredevil, Netflix's flagship Marvel series saw both Punisher and Jessica Jones freaking out. We did not want to place your bet on the show to be renewed after the coming season's debut in 2019.
Iron Fist was the first Marvel series that Netflix increased, and the news did not come long before Daredevil: season 3 premiere in October. Luke Cage was canceled a week later, the same day as Daredevil's premiere. Fans were optimistic about Daredevil's future after showrunner Eric Oleson tweeted on November 16th that he had hit Netflix on a possible fourth season of the show, almost two weeks before the official cancellation was announced.
Daredevil: Season 3 ended on several cliffhangers as the drill where future seasons could go hinting on both a future for Bullseye and possible inclusions of X-Men mythology. With the Fox / Disney merger on the horizon and slated to come into force in 2019, it was unclear how or if the X-Men and Marvel worlds could collide in future seasons of Daredevil, but now speculation is a highlight.
These Marvel cancellations come as Disney manages to launch its own competitive streaming service, Disney +. This service will offer its own Marvel series, including one with Tom Hiddleston's Loki, recently confirmed as true death in today's MCU.
Netflix recently opened up on how it decides which series to be renewed and what to cancel, but it's quite simple to wonder that these Marvel-show cancellations are excellent conditions. For more, read our complete summary of how Disney's streaming service is likely to blame for Netflix Marvel shows getting the ax, but not in ways you might think.
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