The End of an Era

February 18, 2019
by Alanna Elling

After six action-filled years, the Netflix/Marvel-TV relationship is coming to an end. Is it something we said?

 

Whether you’re a Marvel fan or not, you’ve probably heard that both Jessica Jones and The Punisher have officially been cancelled on Netflix. And if you’re just now finding out — I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

 

In A Letter to Marvel Television Fans from Jeph Loeb, the Marvel Television President confirms and celebrates the success of the franchise and relationship:

 

“It had never been done before.

Four separate television series, each with different super-talented showrunners, writers, directors, cast and crew, coming out months apart and then…

…they would meet in a single event series all set in the heart of New York City.

We called them The Defenders.

And together we were thrilled by stories of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and even the Punisher joined in!

They said it couldn’t be done.

But Marvel assembled amazing teams to write, produce, direct, edit, and score 13 seasons and 161 one-hour episodes.

Take a moment and go online and look at the dazzling list of actors, writers, directors, and musicians who graced us with the very best of their craft.

We loved each and every minute of it.

And we did it all for you — the fans — who cheered for us around the world and made all the hard work worth it.

So, Thank You!

On behalf of everyone at Marvel Television, we couldn’t be more proud or more grateful to our audience.

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.

As Matthew Murdock’s Dad once said, “The measure of a man is not how he gets knocked to the mat, it’s how he gets back up.”

To be continued…!

– Jeph Loeb and all of us at Marvel Television”

 

This news has surfaced a month after the release of The Punisher Season 2…and if you’re worried about Season 3 of Jessica Jones — Netflix will still air it later this year.

 

So now we wait to see what will come of the Disney+ streaming service, which will supposedly store both old and new Marvel entertainment. 

 

What are your thoughts on the cancellations? Are you surprised or was it overdue? Comment below!

 

 

 

 

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