Netflix’s The Punisher and Jessica Jones collection’ have been canceled. Deadline studies that the third season of Jessica Jones will nonetheless air on the streaming service, however it’s going to mark the tip of her run. The Punisher, in the meantime, won’t return, having had a second season launch on Netflix in January, 2019.
This seemingly brings Marvel and Netflix’s relationship because it pertains to creating new exhibits to an finish. The streaming service has already referred to as time on its Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist exhibits, which suggests The Defenders aren’t any extra. Netflix has indicated that the exhibits will stay on Netflix for subscribers to look at, nonetheless.
“Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix,” reads a press release issued to Deadline. “Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and distinctive solid together with star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling collection for followers, and we’re proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come back.
“In reviewing our Marvel programming, we’ve determined that the upcoming third season may even be the ultimate season for Marvel’s Jessica Jones. We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter, and the complete solid and crew, for 3 unbelievable seasons of this groundbreaking collection, which was acknowledged by the Peabody Awards amongst many others.”
Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb has additionally launched a statement, saying that the corporate was thrilled by the tales it advised with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Punisher. He went on to replicate on the achievement of bringing collectively the characters and talked up the expertise that contributed to doing so.
“Marvel assembled superb groups to write down, produce, direct, edit, and rating 13 seasons and 161 one-hour episodes. Take a second and go browsing and have a look at the dazzling listing of actors, writers, administrators, and musicians who graced us with the perfect of their craft. We beloved every minute of it. And we did all of it for you–the fans–who cheered for us all over the world and made all of the onerous work price it.”
Interestingly, his assertion additionally indicated that it was Netflix’s determination to drop the exhibits, and instructed that Marvel is not executed with the characters. “Our community accomplice could have determined they not wish to proceed telling the tales of those nice characters … however you recognize Marvel higher than that,” he teased. “As Matthew Murdock’s Dad as soon as mentioned, ‘The measure of a person is just not how he will get knocked to the mat, it is how he will get again up.’ To be continued…!”
Of course, Marvel is owned by Disney and it has been speculated that these characters might have a future on Disney’s own streaming service, which is named Disney+. The service might be residence to Season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and one other new live-action Star Wars collection referred to as The Mandalorian. Disney has additionally confirmed TV exhibits primarily based on “beloved superheroes” that won’t have had their very own highlight on the massive display. One of those is a present primarily based on fan-favorite character Loki.
Disney’s Kevin Mayer, the chairman answerable for direct-to-consumer affords, beforehand mentioned that migrating Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Punisher is a possibility.