The Netflix and Disney library of content divorce has dropped any sense of being amicable as Netflix has officially cancelled “Daredevil,” the first of its Marvel shows to premiere on the platform, after three seasons.
This marks the third Marvel drama to be cancelled at Netflix in recent weeks, following “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage” which were both axed after their second seasons. “Daredevil,” led by Charlie Cox, recently launched its third season to much acclaim. Netflix said in a 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 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. 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.”
Now, only “Jessica Jones” and “The Punisher” remain. Both shows have new seasons, a third and a second respectively, on the way and currently in production and/or post-production. Both of those are expected to air early next year (and it’s a good bet both won’t be renewed).