Daredevil has been cancelled by Netflix. The flagship show of the Marvel television universe ran for three seasons and was widely lauded for its performances, tone, and writing.
Netflix released this statement…
“Although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note.”
The stars of Daredevil shared their reactions on Twitter.
Heartbroken and surprised. But what a helluva way to go out! Thank you @stevendeknight and @erikoleson . I will miss Marci terribly but so proud to have played in your world. #Daredevil @Daredevil pic.twitter.com/mGCUbokaoF— Amy Rutberg (@AmyRutberg) November 30, 2018
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. And to @erikoleson because of you we are going out on a high. @Daredevil #Daredevil pic.twitter.com/aVmXu1UwFu— Deborah Ann Woll (@DeborahAnnWoll) November 30, 2018
So Sad to hear the end of @Daredevil.I was so lucky and fortunate to be apart of this amazing show and work with such an amazing cast and crew. An experience I will never forget. Thank you for all the love and support from the fans. You are the best. Until next time.— Jay Ali (@JayAliUK) November 30, 2018
This is the latest in a string of cancellations of TV shows within Marvel’s television universe. Earlier this year, Netflix cancelled Iron Fist and Luke Cage as well. The only two currently left standing are Jessica Jones and The Punisher. As all of these shows are intertwined, it certainly seems that the latter two may be in danger of cancellation as well.
People were disappointed.
Real shame, one of the best shows on #Netflix especially Season 3— Simon (@Simbosonic) November 30, 2018
Someone stop this madness 😭— SupremeSpider (@bigSupreme_) November 30, 2018
Nooooooo 💔😢😭— Lanaa_ Dangazone (@LANAA_DANGAZONE) November 30, 2018
Too bad - I was a fan of the stories, writing, and of course the acting.— EastCoastMTBer 🚵 (@EastCoastMTBer) November 30, 2018
Some blamed Disney buying up all the Marvel characters.
Netflix is gonna be losing all of the Marvel licenses in the near future so I'd honestly be surprised to see anything new on that front from them— Wally Hummel [Obsolete] (@_heritech) November 30, 2018
Everything Marvel will be pulled from Netflix because @Disney is starting their own service. ughhhhhhhhhhhh— Majestic Gaming (@DigitalXMarine) November 30, 2018
Damn you Disney!— tyYEE (@yeetyj) November 30, 2018
It's because Marvel is owned by Disney who is launching their own monthly subscription site. All Marvel, Star Wars, ABC, and Disney owned properties will be on the Disney one.— Elizabeth (@beth1972inUSA) November 30, 2018
Many felt that now that Daredevil was cancelled, there was no reason to keep their Netflix subscription.
If it wasnt for The Office I wouldnt even turn Netflix anymore especially after cancelling Daredevil— Chris Ertel (@ChrisErtel__17) November 30, 2018
And most were simply flabbergasted.
Wait.— [u.] (@ucheobidi) November 30, 2018
I seriously can't believe they actually cancelled Daredevil. pic.twitter.com/K1C8LAnH6J
how? how can you even think about canceling daredevil? pic.twitter.com/bifbcl9m2p— kaz. (@galensdeathstar) November 30, 2018
No word yet on whether Disney’s yet to be launched new streaming service will pick up the show.