Netflix has dropped the axe on Daredevil after three seasons. The series joins fellow Marvel superhero shows Luke Cage and Iron Fist in the television graveyard. It starred Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Wilson Bethel, Jay Ali and Elden Hanson. The streaming service released the following statement.
“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix,” Netflix said in a statement. “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.”
Only two remaining live-action Marvel series remain on Netflix- Jessica Jones and The Punisher. Given the fates that have fallen on their comrades, prospects don’t look good for the remaining duo.
Why the cancellations? Speculation is they’re due to Disney prepping its own streaming service, Disney+, which will have its own set of MCU-focused series. Rumor has it, Disney has been pulling back rights to film and television projects licensed to Netflix.
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