The last of the Marvel product on Netflix, The Punisher and Jessica Jones, have been canceled. The streaming service itself confirmed the news in statement. The Punisher will not return for a third season but Jessica Jones will.
“Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ will not return for a third season on Netflix. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans. We are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come. In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones.’ We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew. The show had three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others. We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership. We thank the passionate fans who have followed these series from the beginning.”, said Netflix in a statement.
This was the ‘final nail in the coffin’ for all Marvel related programs on Netflix. Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage where the first to ‘get the axe’ from the service a few months ago.
On the other hand, the show may have ended on Netflix but apparently they will be over at all. According to Marvel TV head honcho, Jeph Loeb, he hinted that we may not seen the last of any of the Marvel Comics product that where once part of Netflix.
“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.”, said Loeb in a letter he published.
That being said, news around the internet have stated that all the cancelled shows can’t see the light of day for another two years. The deal for the original four Marvel shows prevents the characters from appearing in any non-Netflix property for at least two years after cancellation. Yikes.
No word yet on how the Marvel streaming service will handle this transition.
Stay tuned for more updates on this matter!