Just months after announcing the end of Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, the streaming service revealed its remaining Marvel shows, Jessica Jones and The Punisher, are also joining them in the television graveyard. Netflix’s partnership with Marvel TV has officially been terminated.
The Punisher’s Season 2 finale, which already dropped, will now serve as its series finale. Meanwhile, Jessica Jones’ third (and now final) season will arrive in the future. No premiere date has been announced yet.
Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come. In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel’s Jessica Jones. We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others. We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership and thank the passionate fans who have followed these series from the beginning.
For fans hoping these characters might pop up on Disney+ streaming service, you’ll have to wait until at least 2020, or later. When Netflix inked the deal with Marvel, it included a clause that kept them from appearing in any non-Netflix series or film for at least two years after cancellation.
Netflix also decided to pull the plug on a non-Marvel series.
Friends From College has been expelled from the streaming service. Show co-creator Nicholas Stoller broke the news. “Friends from College will not be returning for a third season. Thanks to everyone who watched it. Happy Presidents’ Day!,” he tweeted.
The comedy starred Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, Jae Suh Park and Billy Eichner as, you guessed it, friends from college. It’s eight-episode second and final season arrived last month.
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