Popular Netflix series Daredevil cancelled after just three seasons

Netflix's Daredevil

Netflix pulls the plug on 'Daredevil'

Netflix released a statement about their decision to cancel the Marvel series.

Netflix addressed the cancellation, saying "Marvel's Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix". The statement continued to thank showrunner Erik Oleson, the writers, crew, and cast, singling out show lead Charlie Cox and thanking fans for supporting the show.

Daredevil joins Iron Fist and Luke Cage in the cancelled column, the third Marvel series to be axed by Netflix in the last several weeks.

On a personal note, I'm extra irritated that it's going to be Jessica Jones and The Punisher who are going to get, possibly, one more season before Netflix closes shop completely.

Obviously, the Daredevil cancellation news, paired with the previous Marvel cancellations, seems to point at the shows could be setting up for a new home.

More likely, however, is that the character will return on Disney+.

Disney+ will also feature more than a few Marvel Studios originals, which looks to be where things started to come apart for Daredevil and his fellow heroes. While there's potential for Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil to make an appearance across these outings, it'd perhaps be too fleeting and odd to end characters outside their mainline shows. In contrast to a strong first season, AKA Jessica Jones Season 2 was largely panned by critics and fans alike. Also it's no secret that the relationship between the Jeph Loeb run Marvel TV and Netflix have become more and more strained.

All this further fuels speculation that Disney/Marvel may resurrect all the cancelled series when it launches its new streaming service. Who knows? There could be a new Marvel show at Disney+ down the line bringing some of those characters back, or even some super-cameos in the upcoming two seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

However, there has been some speculation that the streaming giant are choosing to focus on their in-house productions rather than shows made by outside providers to save on licensing fees.

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