Despite being one of the best TV series of the Netflix/Marvel collab, Daredevil has been cancelled after just three seasons.
Netflix has released a statement regarding the cancellation of the Marvel TV show, saying: “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.”
Netflix added that “the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.”
This may not come as a surprise to fans, as Netflix and Marvel have already cancelled Iron Fist and Luke Cage this year.
Jessica Jones and The Punisher are the last two remaining series in Netflix and Marvel’s collaboration that have (as yet) not been cancelled.
It’s important to note that Disney is gearing up to launch its own standalone streaming service in 2019, and is in the process of distancing itself from Netflix.
Disney-owned releases that come out after January 2019 won’t be available on Netflix, while Marvel Studios begins to prep a series of original series for the service. Characters like Loki, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, and the Winter Soldier are reportedly set to receive their own series.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Disney would be pulling all their popular titles from Netflix, and begin work on their own streaming service to rival the current business.
the fact that daredevil, one of the best shows on netflix, got cancelled, but they wanna renew shitty series like 13rw and insatiable makes me realise how money hungry netflix really is. stop. producing. shitty. shows. that. have. no. depth. man im tired
— c (@strkparker) November 30, 2018
While the ink only dried on the official FOX and Disney partnership very recently, it seems that plans to create the ultimate streaming service are well underway, and is due to be rolled out to the general public late 2019. Exciting news or what?!
What do you think about the changes to our favourite streaming services?
Words by Mel Ramsay.