Netflix have cancelled Marvel's 'Daredevil' after three seasons
30 November 2018, 17:28
Daredevil joins 'Luke Cage' and 'Iron Fist' in the Marvel cancellation graveyard.
Deadline reports that Netflix has decided not to renew the series for a fourth season.
“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note," Netflix said in a statement to Deadline.
Daredevil tells the story of Matt Murdock, a blind superhero attorney with heightened senses. The titular character is played by Charlie Cox.
Shortly after the announcement was made, members of the show's cast shared their feelings on the news, writing that they were "sad"over the development.
I’m so sad that we won’t be continuing this story. Mostly I’ll miss seeing the friends I’ve made everyday. Thank you to every person who contributed to this series over the years. And to @erikoleson because of you we are going out on a high. @Daredevil #Daredevil pic.twitter.com/aVmXu1UwFu— Deborah Ann Woll (@DeborahAnnWoll) November 30, 2018
So Sad to hear the end of @Daredevil.I was so lucky and fortunate to be apart of this amazing show and work with such an amazing cast and crew. An experience I will never forget. Thank you for all the love and support from the fans. You are the best. Until next time.— Jay Ali (@JayAliUK) November 30, 2018
The show's official account tweeted a cryptic note that reads "justice never stops", perhaps hinting that Daredevil could show up elsewhere in the MCU.
Some are speculating about what role, if any, Disney's new streaming platform has played in the recent spate of Marvel cancellations at Netflix. Disney is launching Disney+ next year and will not feature mature programming.
Regardless of any alleged behind the scenes manoeuvring, the news is another blow to fans of Netflix's Marvel programming as only Jessica Jones and The Punisher remain.
Fans reacted to the cancellation on social media, expressing disappointment over the decision not to give Daredevil a fourth season.
ladies if he— excelsior ︽✵︽ (@WomynOfMarvel) November 30, 2018
- was robbed of a new season
that’s not your man, that’s marvel’s daredevil
Netflix: Daredevil isn’t getting a Season 4— Mike #ReviveDaredevil (@MProductions___) November 30, 2018
Netflix: Daredevil has been canceled— Jimmy Folino (@MrNiceGuy18_58) November 30, 2018
There are already calls from fans to revive Daredevil although it's unclear whether such a move would be possible, even with a huge viewer supported campaign.