Daredevil Cancelled At Netflix After Three Seasons
Earlier this year saw the surprise announcement of Daredevil’s much-anticipated third season, with streaming service Netflix subsequently delivering the latest batch of episodes this past October. Fans were especially through the roof with excitement as it saw the return of Daredevil, Wilson Fisk back as the big bad, and the debut of a new enemy that has been all-but-confirmed as Bullseye.
While the resulting season was shown great appreciation from fans, it seems it wasn’t enough to warrant a fourth outing. According to a report from Deadline, Netflix has decided to cancel Daredevil, ending the series at just three seasons. The streaming giant confirmed the news in a recent statement, commending the show’s cast and crew and acknowledging the fan-upset that is almost sure to ensue.
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.
Despite cancellation, Netflix assured that all episodes of Daredevil will continue to be available on the platform “for years to come.” As for the character’s future, Netflix wouldn’t go into any specifics, but teased that the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen will indeed return in some capacity down the line.
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 (@Daredevil) November 30, 2018
The end of Daredevil is surely shame for fans, but the news won’t likely come as a surprise, especially with the likes of Iron Fist and Luke Cage also seeing cancellation late last month. The cancellation of Luke Cage notably came as a shock to both viewers as well as the show’s crew and Deadline suggests this particular severance has since caused a rift of “strained relations” between Netflix and Marvel TV.
“Creative differences” were cited as a source of soreness between the companies, with aspects such as the cost of ordering episodes to the number of episodes per season being the topic of particularly heated debate. As Netflix does not technically own any of Marvel’s superhero properties, production on each series reportedly comes at a high cost, one that Netflix may not see as worthwhile as it once was. This could be especially true considering the service now debuts dozens of its own original programming on a regular basis, most likely coming with a relatively lighter price tag.
While the writing may seem to be on the wall for Marvel’s Netflix shows, a pair of series’ nonetheless remain on the horizon for the foreseeable future. The Punisher was given a second season order late last year and Jessica Jones received the greenlight for a third season back in April. Whether the two shows will survive cancellation is currently up in the air, but perhaps Disney’s upcoming streaming service could see fit to scoop them up if all does turn for the worse.
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