Cancellation Watch Breaking News: Jessica Jones Gets a Second Season, The Punisher Could Get His Own Show

By | January 18, 2016

jessica-jones-netflix-renewedNetflix announced this past weekend that the second entry in their Defenders series Jessica Jones will be coming back for a second season.  That show bowed last November to much acclaim and word is that it averaged about 4.8 million viewers per episode in the 18-49 demographic (though Netflix calls those numbers ‘remarkably inaccurate’).  The first installment–Daredevil–had already received a second season renewal, but I wasn’t certain if there were plans for multiple seasons of all the Defenders entries (also to include the upcoming Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the Defenders team-up).  Since Jessica Jones had received widely positive reviews and apparently attracted significant viewership, Netflix saw fit to do another round of episodes.  But if Luke Cage (due out later this year) and/or Iron Fist (due out late 2016/early 2017) does not get a second season, it’s not necessarily a failure on their part as they will recur through the other Defenders shows (the Luke Cage character already played a significant part in Season 1 of JJ).  And speaking of more Marvel entries on the streaming service, word is that they are considering a Punisher series that will spin-off out of Daredevil.  That character is set to appear on the second season of DD later this year and will be played by The Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal.  The Punisher is not a sure thing at this point, and may depend on reaction to his appearance in the Daredevil series.  But Netflix is apparently looking to expand its Marvel titles and has ear-marked $6 billion (yes, with a b) for acquisitions and original content this year.  So there is plenty for Marvel fans, and sci fi fans in general, to look forward to on the streaming service, especially considering the first rate job they have done on the first seasons of Daredevil and Jessica Jones.

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