The popular Netflix original series, “Daredevil,” has been cancelled only a month after the premier of its third season.
In a statement made to Deadline, Netflix commented on the end of the show saying, “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.”
“Daredevil” was based on the popular Marvel comic book character, and followed Matt Murdock, a lawyer by day who would fight for justice in the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, New York at night.
This cancellation follows in the footsteps of “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist,” two other Marvel properties that were canceled earlier this year by Netflix.
This leaves “Jessica Jones” and “The Punisher” as the only Marvel content yet to be axed by Netflix. While new seasons for these two shows are planned, it is uncertain whether or not they will be released.
Actress Deborah Ann Woll, who played Karen Page in the show, commented about the shows cancellation on Twitter.
“I’m so sad that we won’t be continuing this story. Mostly I’ll miss seeing the friends I’ve made everyday. Thank you to every person who contributed to this series over the years,” Woll said.
“Daredevil” not returning for a fourth season comes as a shock as each of the first three seasons were met with popular reviews and the series as a whole sits at a 90 percent on the popular review site, Rotten Tomatoes.
A main reason that the show, and the other Marvel properties, are being cancelled is the upcoming new streaming service from Disney.
Dubbed Disney+, the new service will start in 2019 and feature shows from popular Disney properties like Marvel, Star Wars and other popular Disney titles.
I was not the biggest fan of the Netflix Marvel shows, “Daredevil” and “The Punisher” are the only ones that are worth a watch, it is disappointing to see these shows get axed.
These shows were well acted, directed and produced, and deserved the praise they got over the years. No action scene in the entire Marvel universe beats the hallway fight scene in the first season of “Daredevil.”
The mini Marvel universe that Netflix created within its properties was interesting to see compared to the huge Marvel universe built out in Marvel films. Taking the conflict to the streets, instead of in space, through different dimensions or in the magical land of Wakanda, made the connections with the characters more personal and real.
Fans of the man without fear, and the other cancelled Marvel properties, do have hope as the show could return on Disney+, but as for now there are no plans to bring the show back for a fourth season.