Marvel’s Daredevil has been cancelled, Netflix has confirmed.
The superhero series is the latest to be cancelled by the streaming service, following Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
The move comes just weeks after the airing of season 3, which was received well by fans.
The cancellation means that there is only Jessica Jones and Punisher left in the Netflix/Marvel roster, though fans expect those will be cancelled as well.
In a statement, Netflix said that it was sad to leave the project behind, though it did not give a reason why.
“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 showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew, an 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.”
Showrunner for the series, Erik Oleson, has said that he pitched season 4 to Netflix but they decided not to pick it up.
The cancellation of the Marvel shows is thought to have little to do with quality and more about Disney consolidating all of its content before the launch of the Disney+ streaming service.
Whilst it’s unlikely that Daredevil and friends will appear on Disney+ due to the violent content, it makes sense that Disney is taking its content elsewhere.
The Marvel shows are co-productions between Netflix and Marvel, with the two companies apparently finding it hard to work with each other, hence the cancellations.
You can still watch all 3 seasons of Daredevil on Netflix now.
Source: Den of Geek