A new shocking rumour has revealed that Marvel was behind pulling the plug on Daredevil and not Netflix, as it was rumoured before. After the cancellation of Luke Cage and Iron Fist, the cancellation of Daredevil shocked many fans as the series just ended its brilliant third outing which was loved by both, fans and critics.
The fans were looking forward to more stories by the show and it was earlier revealed by co-producer Sam Earnst that they had plans for a fourth season too. This was revealed two weeks after the showrunners Erik Olsen stated that he’s pitched a fourth season to Netflix. However, this new rumour suggests that it wasn’t Netflix who passed the final verdict on the show.
I loved season 3 and was all in for a season 4. Disappointing it won't happen. pic.twitter.com/7Y6AmCEWq6
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 5, 2018
According to Collider’s Steven Weintraub, the cancellation of the series came from Marvel, and not Netflix. It’s important to note that the source itself tagged this as a rumour as he stated “that he can’t source” it. Nonetheless, fans have different opinions on the matter, with many pointing out that Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has already confirmed that it’s their call to push through with their Marvel projects.
If this holds true, it makes Daredevil’s cancellation more controversial than Luke Cage and Iron Fist. While Netflix doesn’t release any viewership details, data from third-party claims that Marvel’s Netflix branch suffered a constant decline in audience rating. This gives Netflix a valid reason to pull the plug on these shows.