Published: Sat, December 01, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Marvel’s Daredevil cancelled by Netflix after 3 seasons

Marvel’s Daredevil cancelled by Netflix after 3 seasons

Whether its declining ratings or Disney pulling back Marvel intellectual properties in support of their own upcoming streaming service, it looks like the Netflix Defenders corner of the MCU is closing up their street-level shop.

Netflix cancelled Iron Fist in October this year after two seasons, and Luke Cage during development of its third season.

In a statement shared with Deadline, the streaming service said: "Marvel's Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix". However, the third season of Marvel's Jessica Jones and a second season of The Punisher are now in the works.

Season 2 of Netflix's Luke Cage premiered on Friday and much like the first season, the show is backed by an excellent soundtrack which just so happens to include brand new music from the legendary Rakim.

In a statement obtained by Variety, a Netflix spokesperson said the Charlie Cox-led series will not return to the streaming platform for a fourth instalment. Five years later, and only The Punisher (a Daredevil spinoff) and Jessica Jones are still standing.

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Netflix and Marvel used these street-level heroes to tell smaller-scale stories that stood in stark contrast to the world-ending stakes we'd seen up to that point in films such as Iron Man and Thor. Feige and his team broke away from Perlmutter's clutches a few years ago, and the Marvel Studios team will be the ones producing the new Loki and Scarlet Witch shows. Both of those season apparenly have new seasons on the docket, and are moving ahead as planned.

Netflix's have chose to axe Daredevil after three seasons at the peak of its run - in a decision which is both baffling and potentially revealing of Disney's intentions. Netflix's decision to end the former two shows could be rationalised with reported viewing figure dips and declining quality, but Daredevil's third season was widely praised as the best it's ever been.

Charlie Cox plays Matt Murdock/Daredevil, a blind NY lawyer who fights crime at night as a superhero.

"Marvel is extremely grateful to the huge audience that loved Marvel's Daredevil", reads a post on Marvel's website.

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