In a shocking turn ths morning Netflix has axed their 3rd Marvel series, Daredevil. The streaming service has canceled Daredevil after three seasons. The superhero action-drama debuted its third season this October.
The first Marvel show to premiere on the streaming service, after three seasons. Daredevil starring Charlie Cox is the third Marvel series to be canceled at Netflix, joining Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Now, Jessica Jones and The Punisher remain on Netflix. The move comes nearly two weeks after showrunner pitched season 4 of Daredevil to Netflix and Marvel. The news of cancellation have come as Disney prepares to start its own streaming service titled Disney Plus, and had previously announced plans to pull out its Marvel feature films from Netflix and exclusively stream them on Disney Plus.
Reportedly, in a statement given by Netflix, they 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 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.\"
Just this week, Netflix signed an exclusive deal for the rights to author Roald Dahl's popular children stories into multiple animated TV series based on works including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG.