According to Deadline, Daredevil has been canceled after three seasons.
Netflix released this statement to Deadline:
“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 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.”
Daredevil is just the latest Marvel Netflix series to get the ax this year. After putting out second seasons that were generally better received by the masses, both Luke Cage and Iron Fist were canceled. This put a lot of pressure on what would become of Daredevil, which had yet to air its third season at the time. It appears that Netflix is gearing up for life without Marvel as only Jessica Jones and The Punisher remain on the streaming platform.
(Spoilers for Daredevil season 3 ahead)
The third season of Daredevil ended on a surprisingly good note, with Kingpin back behind bars and the reunion of Nelson and Murdock. The only major cliffhanger for the season was with Benjamin ‘Dex’ Poindexter (AKA Bullseye), who was being operated on using an experimental treatment to fix his fractured spine. The season ended with Poindexter waking up during the surgery, teasing that this was not the last time we would see the iconic Daredevil villain.
Well, turns out it was the last time we would see him and honestly, this news is quite disappointing. The third season was simply remarkable and garnered a perfect score from us. Here is an excerpt from our review:
“I know the word masterpiece is thrown out a bit too often here these days but I feel that Daredevil season three is as close to a masterpiece as you can get. This season is truly up there with the likes of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad in my mind. Although it has its nitpicks, it stands out as the golden standard for comic-book television.”
What are your thoughts on Netflix canceling Daredevil? Did you want to see the show return for a fourth season? Do you think this is an opening to get the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let us know in the comments below!
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