Netflix Cancels The Punisher and Jessica Jones, Is This The End of Marvel TV Shows?
Netflix has canceled the last two Marvel shows, Jessica Jones and The Punisher. This means it is the end of any future partnership with Marvel, which is likely what was going to happen after Disney announced their plans to launch a brand new streaming service rivaling Netflix.
The second season for The Punisher was just released last month on the streaming service. In the last couple of months, almost every major TV Show that was produced under a partnership with Marvel has been canceled. There is a long list of such cancellations including Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Defenders and now The Punisher and Jessica Jones are being removed.
While The Punisher just received its season 2, Jessica Jones is lucky enough to make it to season 3 after which the subscription service will pull the plug from the TV Show. Netflix confirmed this news to Deadline and gave a statement.
“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, and 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,” added Netflix.
“We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others.”
What this means for the Marvel TV Shows and how they will remain on the subscription has yet to be confirmed, but it is likely that others can also pick them up to continue with the series.