Surprise! Ok maybe not even a little bit, but in the news most Marvel fans anticipated, Netflix cancelled its remaining Marvel shows The Punisher and Jessica Jones.
This seemed a formality after Netflix’s fourth most streamed show, Daredevil, got the axe. At least Netflix waited until people could finish The Punisher’s second season before cancelling it.
Jessica Jones’ third season was already completed and it will eventually air, but Punisher joins Luke Cage and Iron Fist in not getting a third season.
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Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel TV released this statement:
It had never been done before. Four separate television series, each with different super-talented showrunners, writers, directors, cast and crew, coming out months apart and then …they would meet in a single event series all set in the heart of New York City. We called them The Defenders.
And together we were thrilled by stories of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and even the Punisher joined in! They said it couldn’t be done.But Marvel assembled amazing teams to write, produce, direct, edit, and score 13 seasons and 161 one-hour episodes. Take a moment and go online and look at the dazzling list of actors, writers, directors, and musicians who graced us with the very best of their craft.
We loved each and every minute of it.
And we did it all for you — the fans — who cheered for us around the world and made all the hard work worth it.
On behalf of everyone at Marvel Television, we couldn’t be more proud or more grateful to our audience. Our Network partner may have decided they no longer want to continue telling the tales of these great characters… but you know Marvel better than that.
As Matthew Murdock’s Dad once said, ‘The measure of a man is not how he gets knocked to the mat, it’s how he gets back up. To be continued…!
So that’s that for Marvel Netflix. What do you guys think of this news and are you disappointed this didn’t turn out differently?