Netflix’s popular “Daredevil” and “Luke Cage” shows are really done-done. New reports claim the two Marvel series are almost guaranteed not to appear on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service.
According to Rolling Stone entertainment writer Alan Sepinwall, the now-terminated Netflix shows’ fates are practically sealed.
Last week, Netflix shocked subscribers by announcing the “Daredevil” series would not come back for another season.
“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. 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,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. “We’re thankful to showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years. 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.” (Variety)
In October, speculation developed about why Netflix canceled its popular “Luke Cage” Marvel series after two seasons.
A source tells The Hollywood Reporter that the cancellation was due to creative differences and the inability to agree to terms for a third season of the show. Netflix doesn’t release viewership figures for its content. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Days prior, reports went viral about Netflix pulling the plug on its superhero franchise.
“Unfortunately, ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ will not return for a third season. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series,” Netflix and Marvel Television said in a joint statement. (Variety)