The streaming platform’s only remaining Marvel shows have been cancelled ahead of the launch of Marvel’s parent company Disney’s new Disney+ streaming service. Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage have also been cancelled over the past few months.
The second series of Daredevil spin-off The Punisher was released in January, while the third and final series of Jessica Jones will be shown on Netflix later in 2019.
Netflix told Deadline: “We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership and thank the passionate fans who have followed these series from the beginning.”
Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel TV, announced the news via Twitter.
A Letter to Marvel Television Fans from Jeph Loeb: https://t.co/ph2jJey2Ah
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) February 18, 2019
Part of the post read: “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.
“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.”
Loeb finished the note with: “To be continued…!” which suggests that Marvel heroes may return on another platform in future.
The Punisher’s Jon Bernthal, who stars as vigilante Frank Castle, wrote on Instagram today (February 18): “To all who have served. All who know loss. All who love and understand Frank and his pain. It has been an honor to walk in his boots.
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To all who have served. All who know loss. All who love and understand Frank and his pain. It has been an honor to walk in his boots. I’m endlessly grateful to the comic fans and the men and women of the Armed Services and law enforcement community who Frank means so much to. Thank you to the USMC and all the wonderful soldiers who trained me. Go Hard. Be safe.
“I’m endlessly grateful to the comic fans and the men and women of the Armed Services and law enforcement community who Frank means so much to.”