Netflix’s Daredevil fourth season won’t see the light

Posted 2018/12/06 55 0

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has done some amazing things for the modern media, creating a world so big that there is probably not a single person in the world that doesn’t know at least one Marvel superhero. But being amazing at the theatres does not always mean they are just as good on the smaller screens.

While they have been building a series universe to go along with the Cinematic Universe, Marvel’s approach to series has been a rather a rough trip. After trying on the TV mainly with Marvel Agents of Shield, they moved on to a darker and “heavier” universe in Netflix

Marvel decided to tackle the web starting with a rather dark hero, Daredevil. And so, the live-action adaptations for the web started on a high note, with an amazing show, spectacular writing, and cinematography and gave the company a certain green light to go on with the live-action adaptations.

From there they moved to create series such as Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and more, all of them interconnected. Things were looking amazing for Marvel in the series business too, that is of course, until now.

“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix” a Netflix spokesperson announced this week. The show that started it all for Marvel’s online universe got canceled. But it is not the first one to be canceled, not even in the last couple of months. This is a follow up of the recent cancellation of Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Meaning that the future could be uncertain for The Punisher and others.

This recent cancellation wave, however, is not because of low viewer rating, negative reviews or even as a closure for the series, but rather a new strategy. Marvel is trying to reduce the number of series in the Netflix service in order to prepare for Disney+, the company’s own streaming service.

Disney+ could be a threat to Netflix in the future, getting not only exclusive Marvel content but pretty much all other Disney content in the future will go directly into Disney+, still, there are no release dates for the service, but we can expect it soon.

Now, the only Marvel series remaining on the Netflix are the previously mentioned The Punisher and Jessica Jones. Although they both got great public reception and have been renewed for their own second season, we still have no release date for them. Not to mention that there’s no information on new Marvel shows coming to either TV or Netflix, so it would not be crazy to assume they are just saving themselves to make it big in Disney+

“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.” concluded the Netflix spokesperson


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