Netflix Cancels Marvel's DAREDEVIL Series

If you needed definitive proof that Netflix is getting out of the Marvel super hero business, then there is no clearer evidence than the official cancelation of their most popular Marvel series, DAREDEVIL.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed DAREDEVIL is no more on the streaming service joining previous series cancelations for IRON FIST, LUKE CAGE, as well as THE DEFENDERS. In this report, it is stated how the relationship between Netflix and Marvel Television has soured leading to these cancelations.

Netflix still has two Marvel shows remaining on its docket right now as JESSICA JONES is prepping for the release her third season in 2019 and THE PUNISHER was green lit for season two this past summer. However, don't except anything much beyond these upcoming seasons — if THE PUNISHER even gets its season 2 now — as these Marvel series are very costly for Netflix to produce and this is reportedly a big part of the reason why the streamer is showing Marvel the exit door.

THR writes:

"Marvel and Netflix's relationship has been strained by the negotiations over Luke Cage. Scripts for a potential third season were all but done when Netflix and Marvel were unable to come to terms for the new season. Sources note that issues included the total episode count as Netflix wanted to reduce the standard run of 13 to 10 in a bid to tighten the creative. Additionally, nearly all the Marvel dramas on Netflix have had creative issues that resulted in a revolving door of showrunner changes on series including Daredevil, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones. (The latter, which will return for its third season in 2019, saw creator/showrunner Melissa Rosenberg depart for a lucrative overall deal with Warner Bros. TV.)"

And here's an official statement from Netflix about DAREDEVIL getting canceled:

"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."

Disney is set to unleash their own streaming service, Disney+, in 2019 although is it uncertain if DAREDEVIL or any of the other canceled Marvel shows will be revived there or elsewhere with the same cast.