Marvel's Daredevil canceled by Netflix after three seasons

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Mar 26, 2020, 10:50 PM EDT (Updated)

Another Marvel show bites the dust at NetflixDeadline reports that the streaming giant has now cancelled Daredevil after three seasons. The show suffers the same fate as both Iron Fist and Luke Cage, which were both axed just last month.

In a statement to the site, Netflix said, in part: "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."

With the new Disney+ streaming service looming, this leaves just two remaining Marvel shows on Netflix now, Jessica Jones and The Punisher.

The news will certainly come as a blow to comic book fans who have shown strong support for the series since it first started streaming in 2015. Back then, it seemed that Netflix and Marvel couldn't get enough of one another, but now it feels as though their game-changing partnership is coming to an end.

There's been speculation over the last month that the recent cancellations are linked to the impending arrival of Disney's own streaming service, which is expected to have its own MCU-focused TV content, since they own Marvel Entertainment.

Netflix added in their statement that all three existing seasons of the show will remain on the service for “years to come” and that the Daredevil character will “live on in future projects for Marvel." So perhaps all hope is not lost.

Deadline's report claims that the classic "creative differences” have been blamed for the decision when it came to the relationship between Netflix and Marvel TV. There is also said to be a factor of cost, given that the shows are expensive to produce for Netflix, considering that they don’t own the series themselves.

Interestingly, a report last year revealed that Jessica Jones was the first superhero show that most subscribers checked out, and not Daredevil, despite the fact that Season 1 of Daredevil debuted before Jessica Jones’ solo show.

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