The Marvel universe continues to shrink — at least on Netflix. As Deadline reports, Netflix has decided to cancel Daredevil after three seasons.
- According to Deadline, Netflix has decided not to produce a fourth season of Daredevil.
- Debuting in 2015, the popular series kicked-off the Defenders series of shows on the streaming platform.
- While fans may still feel a bit blindsided by the decision, it does come after Netflix also axed Marvel shows Iron Fist and Luke Cage — the latter of which was said to have already had scripts written for a new season.
- Despite those cancelations, there seemed to be hope for more Daredevil, with showrunner Erik Oleson recently tweeting that he had pitched ideas for a fourth season to Netflix.
— Erik Oleson (@erikoleson) November 17, 2018
- Other Netflix Marvel shows Jessica Jones and The Punisher are still expected to run as planned, according to Deadline sources.
- It must be noted that this slew of cancelations come as Disney is gearing up to launching its own streaming service, Disney+, late next year.
- Although Marvel shows are in the works for that platform, they’ll focus on MCU characters like Loki, with no reported plans to bring the Defenders crew into the mix (especially given the R-rated nature of those shows).
What they’re saying:
- Netflix in a statement to Deadline: “Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. 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 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.”