Netflix has been killing off more superheroes than Thanos in the past few months and Daredevil is the latest victim. According to Deadline, the streaming kingpin announced yesterday that they would no longer be producing the popular superhero show Daredevil, starring Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Deborah Ann Woll. The news comes on the heels of two other Netflix/Marvel shows, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, being axed.
While Netflix does not release viewership numbers for their programming, Daredevil was the first and seemingly most popular of their live-action Marvel Universe series. The third season of the show was released a little over a month ago and was lauded by critics, including our own Matthew Sardo.
As anyone who’s spent a lifetime reading comics knows, heroes never stay dead for long. There are already rumors that ol’ Hornhead and crew may be headed for a second life on the upcoming streaming service from Disney (which, of course, owns Marvel). In their statement, Netflix said “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.”
Hopefully Daredevil won’t be gone for long, but in the meantime, Jessica Jones and The Punisher should watch their backs. A foe more powerful than Killgrave or Bullseye is on the loose, and it’s taking down heroes at an alarming rate.
If Daredevil isn’t resurrected on Disney+, what will you miss most about it? Sound off in the comments.