TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - November 30, 2018
In late October, not long after the third season of Daredevil premiered, Netflix announced that they were cancelling Luke Cage and Iron Fist, the first two casualties of the coming end of Netflix's relationship with Disney. Most of us thought for sure that Netflix would want to hold on to Daredevil, the crown jewel in their deal with Disney and Marvel, but news broke yesterday that Netflix has cancelled the Man Without Fear's popular series.
As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix and Marvel's relationship had begun to sour during pre-production on Luke Cage's third season, which ended up not coming to fruition. For their part, Netflix has left any creative differences out of their official statement...
"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."
While there was some doubt as to whether or not Disney would transfer these shows to their Disney+ streaming service launching next year, now that Daredevil's out at Netflix, I can't imagine they won't jump at the chance to bring those shows under their own production umbrella. This leaves Jessica Jones and The Punisher as the only two Marvel Netflix series that haven't been officially axed, but it seems like only a matter of time at this point.