EXCLUSIVE: The ax continues to fall on the Marvel series at Netflix. Daredevil who launched the Marvel universe on the streaming platform, was canceled after three seasons. The move comes in the wake of Netflix's cancellation Iron fist and Luke Cage last month – but Daredevil seems to have a life after death elsewhere.
"Daredevil of Marvel will not be coming back for a fourth season on Netflix, "said the streamer in a statement released tonight at Deadline." We are extremely proud of the last and last season of the show and although it is painful for fans, we feel that it's best to close this chapter on a positive note. "" We are grateful to our Marvel partners, the viewer Erik Oleson, the show's writers, a team fantastic and an incredible cast including Charlie Cox as a Daredevil himself and we thank the fans who have supported the series over the years, "added Netflix, just one month after the third season of the series launched on the service.
However, the door seems to be wide open for the blind protector of Hell's Kitchen of New York, perhaps on the next Disney + broadcast platform.
"Although the series on Netflix is over, the three existing seasons will remain in service for years to come, while the Daredevil The character will live in future projects of Marvel, "said Netflix.
With the defenders never intended to come back and Iron fist and Luke Cage abandoned, the cancellation of Daredevil so soon after the release of its highly anticipated and acclaimed third season, there are only two Marvel series left on Netflix, Jessica Jones and The punisher. Wthat these "future projects mean the Daredevil makes an appearance with his defenders colleague or the series of vigils led by Jon Bernthal remains to be seen. A Daredevil Series on the planned Disney streaming platform or another movie might also be an option, although the latter seems unlikely, we hear.
The era of Marvel TV on Netflix seems to end alongside the inauguration by Disney of its own streaming service with already announced Loki and Scarlett Witch series for Disney + from the film division directed by Kevin Feige of Marvel. For the moment, the new seasons to come from Jessica Jones and The punisher are still scheduled to run on Netflix as expected, sources say.
All in all, the cancellation of the series featuring Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio, who tweeted about a fourth season in recent weeks, shows how Jeph Loeb's relationship with Netflix and Marvel TV has become strained. Far from the date when their multi-series contract was announced in 2013 with big smiles and almost bigger projects.
The current situation became painfully obvious when the SVOD player abruptly ended his third season of Luke Cage last month. A week after Iron fist rose slipped, this October 19 cancellation of the Harlem Hero came after the writing of almost half of the scripts for a season 3 and the official renewal of it that had been considered acquired.
Times have changed in the digital landscape and Marvel broadcasts on Netflix are costly, even with the generous New York tax credits, to which an additional clause has been added to accommodate the series. When Netflix signed the initial deal with Marvel / Disney five years ago, the company, desperate to win a lot of draw content, spent a lot of money on the series – which she did not never owned. Now the situation is very different, which Netflix has flooded into new series and returning series he also holds the keys.
In this context, Netflix and Marvel TV are also competing for the orders of the season and this may have played a role in Daredevil 's death, as he did Luke CageAs part of the first wave of Netflix's original series, all of Marvel's series produced seasons of 13 episodes, but since then Netflix has gone from one season to another at ten episodes and has been pushing on Marvel TV to go to fewer episodes it resisted.
There have also been problems of creativity, with a revolving door of showrunners on Marvel's Netflix shows. There were new spectators for each season of Daredevilwith Iron fist for and Jessica Jones' also undergoing a change of showrunner.