The follow-up cancellation of Luke Cage was a bit more surprising since season three was in early pre-production when the axe came down.
But those two cancellations pale in comparison to the latest axing as Daredevil will join its fellow Defenders in the cancellation pile.
— Daredevil (@Daredevil) November 30, 2018
According to a Netflix spokesperson (via Variety), it was announced that Daredevil won’t return for a fourth season before a well-deserved thanks was given to the cast and crew who worked on the show.
This cancellation comes as Daredevil was Marvel and Netflix’s first bonafide hit series that drew in a heap of buzz and viewers ever since it premiered in 2015. Sure there was the massive creative misstep that was season two, but season three was definitely a resurgence and there was optimism for an even better season four.
However, the final line of the statement was particularly interesting because it mentions “the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel”.
That certainly fits into recent speculation that Marvel are cancelling all its Netflix shows and moving them to Disney’s upcoming steaming service so that all of its properties will live on under one banner.
Could Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage get a second chance at some point in the future? We definitely can’t rule out that possibility just yet.
Daredevil‘s cancellation leaves just two Marvel shows left on Netflix: Jessica Jones and The Punisher.
We can take or leave Punisher if we’re honest, but don’t you dare touch Jessica Jones, Marvel. If that show doesn’t get its deserved six seasons and a movie, there are going to be some very unhappy fans.