Another Marvel/Netflix cancellation, and this time its two shows at once. And two really good shows, at that. Netflix has confirmed that it won’t be renewing Jessica Jones nor The Punisher for new seasons. This completes Netflix’s extermination of Marvel shows, as Jessica Jones and The Punisher were the only two Marvel shows which haven’t been officially canned by the streaming service.
Netflix has already cancelled the major Marvel shows it was creating and streaming. These marvellous shows included the likes of:
- Daredevil, which ran for 3 seasons;
- Luke Cage, which was renewed for a second season before being cancelled;
- Iron Fist, which was cancelled after 2 seasons; and
- The Defenders, which included all the major Marvel characters from the Netflix Original shows and only ran for one season.
Jessica Jones has a third season coming out this year, which will see Krysten Ritter reprise her role as the tough title character. However, this will be the final Jessica Jones season to come from Netflix, which is a bit of a bummer, because it was one of the better Marvel shows from Netflix.
The Punisher (aka Frank Castle) recently aired its second season, in which Jon Bernthal portrays the role of The Punisher. The character and storyline were first introduced in the Daredevil show from Netflix until it got its own standalone spot. It, unfortunately, didn’t last long, only being renewed for a second season, before being axed.
Marvel released a statement to fans of the Netflix Original shows, suggesting that the reason behind Jessica Jones and the other Marvel shows being cancelled was due to Netflix no longer wanting to continue on with the stories.
Our Network partner may have decided they no longer want to continue telling the tales of these great characters…
Marvel went on to hint that it will continue to create TV shows for fans, quoting Daredevil’s dad:
[Y]ou know Marvel better than that.
As Matthew Murdock’s Dad once said, “The measure of a man is not how he gets knocked to the mat, it’s how he gets back up.”
To be continued…!
This could mean that Marvel shows are heading to Disney’s soon-to-be-launched streaming service, Disney+. We already know that the upcoming Captain Marvel movie will be a Disney+ exclusive, so we’re hoping we see more shows, too.
Are you sad to hear about Jessica Jones and The Punisher joining the other cancelled Marvel shows from Netflix?