Netflix has officially severed ties with Marvel TV after cancelling both Jessica Jones and The Punisher. The announcement follows the axing of previous shows Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and mini-series The Defenders.
The Marvel cuts on Netflix began in October with the cancellation of Iron Fist. Although their partnership with Marvel is coming to an end, the third season of Jessica Jones has already been completed, and will still air on the streaming service. A date has not yet been announced for the arrival of the final season.
Additionally, “Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix,” the service released in a statement on Monday. “Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come.”
It seems that these shows could be revived in forthcoming series on Disney’s new rival streaming service, Disney+. “Our network partner may have decided they no longer want to continue telling the tales of these great characters – but you know Marvel better than that,” Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb announced in a statement. “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.”