Netflix and Marvel continue to torpedo their relationship with the cancellation of DAREDEVIL.
Three down, two to go.
As the relationship between Disney (owner of Marvel Entertainment) and Netflix continues to sour, the series that kicked off their fruitful relationship has officially been chopped.
“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix,” the company said in a statement via Deadline. “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.”
Though Jessica Jones and The Punisher remain on Netflix, it stands to reason that the entire Marvel-Netflix relationship will soon be a casualty of the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, which will remove all other Disney programming from Netflix. There seems to be plenty of strife in the separation of the two companies, starting with the cancellation of Shadowhunters in June, when Netflix deemed that they’d no longer fund nor distribute the Freeform series internationally. However, no one seemed to expect the impact it would have on the much larger Marvel-Netflix universe.
Though plans are unknown at this time, it’s still possible for all for the canceled Marvel-Netflix hero shows to find new life on the Disney+ streaming service. Time will tell.