Netflix cancels Daredevil after a spectacular Season 3, as another great TV show bites the dust

In a shocking turn of events, the streaming service has reportedly canceled ‘Daredevil’ despite recently putting out one of the best seasons so far in October. 

Netflix cancels Daredevil after a spectacular Season 3, as another great TV show bites the dust

Netflix is saying goodbye to one of its most popular superhero shows – Daredevil (aka Matt Murdock). In a shocking turn of events, the streaming service has reportedly canceled ‘Daredevil’ despite putting out possibly the best season - Season 3 - so far, in October. 

“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,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. “We’re thankful to 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.” 



 

The news was confirmed on the ‘Daredevil’ Twitter page, where a photo of Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), and Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) sharing a laugh over beers was shared along with the message: Justice Never Stops. It was signed “Nelson, Murdock and Page.”  

This cancellation seems to cement our fears that Netflix’s Defenders universe may be dying too soon, especially since this comes swiftly after the cancellations of Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage,’ and ‘Iron Fist,’ both of which used to appear on Netflix. The streaming platform currently has only two remaining live-action Marvel shows from the Defenders family — 'AKA Jessica Jones' and 'The Punisher,' both of which are fan favorites. However, if the cancellation of 'Daredevil' proves anything it is that popularity is not really the factor here. 

Daredevil was one of the most popular shows in the Defenders series (Netflix)
Daredevil was one of the most popular shows in the Defenders series (Netflix)

From what we understand this may be more of a business decision based on the fact that Disney's in-house streaming platform is coming and will be live soon. Considering the Defender shows are a collaborative product of Marvel Television and ABC Studios, it makes sense that Disney may want it on their platform. For the uninitiated, ABC is owned by Marvel, so it is only natural for them to pull the plug on the arrangement it had with Netflix, what with its own streaming service making its way into the market.

This also means that while the Defenders may all be let go from Netflix, they may actually revive all the shows once Disney has its own platform. However, that is not currently offering any solace to the fans of 'Daredevil' who are mourning the loss of one of their favorite shows.