Netflix said it would not renew Daredevil for a fourth season. The show’s cancellation marks the third consecutive cancellation for a Marvel show, following similar announcements for both Iron Fist and Luke Cage in October.
Showrunner Erik Oleson had pitched a fourth season of Daredevil to Netflix executives roughly two weeks ago, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But Netflix decided to ditch the masked hero played by Charlie Cox in a statement on Thursday. “Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix,” the company noted. “We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note.”
In addition, the statement added that, “while the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.”
Netflix announced the cancellation of Iron Fist after two seasons on October 12. (Just like Daredevil, “the immortal Iron Fist will live on,” the company said.) Luke Cage faced a similar fate a week later. That was unexpected, according to Deadline — actors were still under contract, and a writing room had been working for six months on the show’s third season. Netflix and Marvel were ultimately unable to agree on whether the season should be ten or 13 episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Now just two Marvel shows still remain on Netflix: Jessica Jones and The Punisher.