Exactly one month after releasing The Punisher Season 2, Netflix announced that Marvel Television shows The Punisher and Jessica Jones are being canceled. As a result, this marks the end of the licensing agreement between the two entertainment studios.
In response to the cancellation news, many long-time fans feel this is the end of Marvel Television. However, the Disney-owned company has plans for the upcoming streaming service, Disney+.
In a statement released by Executive Vice President of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb, a brief history of the studio is outlined. He then goes on to mention the obstacles and hurdles set before them and thanked fans for their loyalty.
Netflix said this on the cancellation:
Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come. In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel’s Jessica Jones. We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others. We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership and thank the passionate fans who have followed these series from the beginning.
Because the future isn’t clear, Marvel Television’s vague game plan isn’t helping to alleviate the loss. However, the game plan is promising a future.
What do you think? Are you hopeful for the future on upcoming streaming service Disney+? Or is the beginning of the end of Marvel Television? Sound off in the comments below and let us know.