For the third time in the past two months, a Marvel series has failed to be picked up for a new season by the streaming giant Netflix. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Netflix canceled “Daredevil,” which was the streamer’s first Marvel show.
“Daredevil” was canceled after three seasons, with the cancellation following Netflix’s decisions not to go ahead with new seasons of “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage.”
Still alive on Netflix are Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” and “The Punisher.”
“The move comes nearly two weeks after showrunner Erik Oleson pitched season four of ‘Daredevil’ to Netflix and Marvel execs,” THR reports, noting that the decision also comes as Disney, Marvel’s corporate parent, is readying its own rival to Netflix in Disney+.
In a statement released Thursday, Netflix said: “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. We’re thankful to our partners at Marvel, showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years. While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.”