The Jessica Jones and Punisher series of Netflix have been canceled. Deadline reports that season 3 of Jessica Jones will still air on the streaming service, but that will mark the end of its series. The Punisher, meanwhile, will not come back, having released season 2 on Netflix in January 2019.
This apparently ends the relationship between Marvel and Netflix regarding the creation of new shows. The streaming service has already called Time for its shows on Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, which means The Defenders is gone. Netflix said that broadcasts will stay on Netflix for subscribers to watch.
"The Marvel Punisher will not be coming back for a third season on Netflix," reads a statement to Deadline. "The showrunner Steve Lightfoot, his fantastic team and his outstanding cast, including star Jon Bernthal, have presented a hugely popular and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to present their work on Netflix for years to come.
"In reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the third season to come will also be the last season for Marvel's Jessica Jones.We are grateful to the showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and all the actors and the team this groundbreaking series, which has been recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others. "
Marvel TV's director, Jeph Loeb, also issued a statement that the company was excited about the stories she told Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Punisher. He went on to think about bringing the characters together and talked about the talent that helped to do it.
"Marvel has assembled incredible teams to write, produce, direct, edit and score 13 seasons and 161 episodes of one hour.Take a moment to go online and check out the dazzling list of actors, from writers, directors and musicians who gave us the best of their profession, we loved every minute, and we did everything for you, the fans, who applauded us all over the world and made sure that everything the hard work is worth it. "
Interestingly, his statement also indicated that Netflix had decided to drop the broadcasts and suggested that Marvel was not finished with the characters. "Our network partner may have decided that he no longer wanted to continue telling the story of these great characters … but you know Marvel better than that," he teased. "As one day said Matthew Murdock's father," The extent of a man's not the way he is hit at the carpet, it's the way he gets up. " " To be continued…!"
Of course, Marvel belongs to Disney and it was assumed that these characters could have a future on Disney's own streaming service, called Disney +. The service will host season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and another new Star Wars series called The Mandalorian. Disney has also confirmed TV shows based on "beloved superheroes" who may not have their own big-screen projector. One of them is a show based on the favorite character of the fans, Loki.
Kevin Mayer, Disney's president in charge of direct sales offers to consumers, has already stated that it was possible to migrate Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Punisher.