Netflix has shockingly cancelled Daredevil, and fans are raising hell.
This was announced late on Thursday after the plug on Iron Fist and Luke Cage was pulled by the streaming giant in October.
“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix,” read Netflix’s statement published through 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.”
Netflix issued a similar statement while announcing the cancellation of Luke Cage and Iron Fist, nothing that the two will appear elsewhere in “future projects”.
The unexpected cancellation could be related to Disney+, the upcoming streaming service which will feature a lot Marvel shows, like Loki, Scarlet Witch and Winter Soldier and Falcon.
While talking to EW, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb said, “the television studio will always be beholden to our networks,” a statement backed by Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, who told The Insider Marvel’s Netflix shows “are for us to cancel.”
That same interview saw Loeb revealing that Marvel had plans for three more seasons for the show. Daredevil saw a 57-per cent drop between the second and third season in the first few weeks. Only two Marvel shows remain now: The Punisher and Jessica Jones.
Here’s what fans had to say:
— ComicBook NOW! (@ComicBookNOW) 30 November 2018
— Highϟ Voltage (@NahuelBullosa) 30 November 2018
— ManOrMyth86 (@ManOrMyth1986) 30 November 2018
— Gagan Sahota (@GaganSahota13) 30 November 2018
OH BOY I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEW DAREDEVIL TO COME OUT ON DISNEY’S STREAMING SERVICE AND BE PG-13, MAKING QUIPS EVERY 5 SECONDS pic.twitter.com/hEnprwMZm7
— MisterBatfleck (@Mister_BatfIeck) 30 November 2018
— kai #renewdaredevil (@transwiccan) 30 November 2018
Iron Fist and Luke Cage deserved to get cancelled but NOT DAREDEVIL pic.twitter.com/bK4vGjNgyn
— 𝐸𝓍𝒸𝑒𝓁𝓈𝒾𝑜𝓇 (@Queensleyy) 30 November 2018
daredevil foi cancelada pic.twitter.com/3tlnYUelPI
— k ✨🎄qoaad in 4 days (@karolpotters) 30 November 2018
#Daredevil ended with Matt, Karen, and Foggy happy and at peace and together. The worst part of the cancellation is that we barely saw them work together in season 2 and 3 and now we never will 😭 pic.twitter.com/57RajM2MNi
— Pallavi. (@themediumplace) 30 November 2018
shut up…. charlie cox is probably so upset right now he loved playing daredevil so much i- pic.twitter.com/5DoUzFrE9Q
— erin (@modernbucky) 30 November 2018
Jessica Jones had a terrible season 2 but daredevil had 3(!!!!) AMAZING seasons and it’s canceled???
— celeste (@odetoceleste) 30 November 2018
they really cancelled daredevil pic.twitter.com/WTcVQbZjyw
— pey (@canarysolo) 30 November 2018
Daredevil deserves so much better:( pic.twitter.com/8JXSs9U9QN
— ⚡️ (@ughstarman) 30 November 2018
So Daredevil got canceled. One of the only quality Netflix’s shows I really liked. What a shame. @netflix
— Marco Mena (@Mena_Marco) 30 November 2018
Now we’re gonna get a WATERED DOWN version of Daredevil on Disney’s new streaming service when it launches in 2019.
Way to kill artistic interpretation of an AMAZING (probably the best) superhero show.
— Alex Casablancas (@dicegamebaby) 30 November 2018
— Oscar (@oscarGosei) 30 November 2018
Bruh Disney really thinks we’re gonna watch a pg-13 version of daredevil pic.twitter.com/mBSdn5vjz7
— __Anderson🗯 (@AnderGawd) 30 November 2018
— keiley kaiser (@keileykaiser) 30 November 2018
¿¡COMO QUE CANCELARON DAREDEVIL!? pic.twitter.com/kkFyTSYr7h
— Arthur C. Flores (@arthurocks_10) 30 November 2018
Aiyyo, they took my baby #Daredevil away. F*ck a Avengers Trailer, I’m hot. Daredevil was too good for us. And was THE BEST SUPERHERO SHOW. PERIOD. Thank you to the cast for reminding us all why Daredevil is a legend. pic.twitter.com/ecZuLJ84Tp
— Lakell “TASK” Pruitt #Excelsior (@UpToTASK) 30 November 2018
Daredevil deserves a movie and Spider-Man deserves to fight Kingpin PERIOD
— Ira (@ira) 30 November 2018
— Jarrod 🇦🇺 (@SuperS_J) 30 November 2018
My reaction to daredevil being cancelled: pic.twitter.com/WZmUYQbMH6
— Jack The Boss (@jackpwool) 30 November 2018
daredevil was canceled,, pic.twitter.com/tUfNejTv3v
— xmas hellboy⛄🎄 (@newtsgeiszler) 30 November 2018
— ash. (@AshlynBri_) 30 November 2018
— RavenclawGoddess (@RGoddess394) 30 November 2018
so, daredevil is getting cancelled. i- pic.twitter.com/8amQSU02ie
— 𝐛𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐚 𝐬𝐚𝐰 𝐛𝐨 𝐫𝐡𝐚𝐩 𝟑𝐱 (@richiekaspbrck) 30 November 2018
— Jemima Bessa (@mimabessa) 30 November 2018
NETFLIX JUST CANCELLED DAREDEVIL pic.twitter.com/j6sraU6iXq
— claire (@cbgaurana) 30 November 2018
DAREDEVIL NO, PLEASE. pic.twitter.com/eBGbMy58mF
— Luz Cano. (@xlJsalm) 30 November 2018
— Batfamily_trivia (@BatfamilyTrivia) 30 November 2018
Screams in Daredevil. pic.twitter.com/cUzTaNJH89
— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) 30 November 2018