As recently as this past Summer it sure seemed like Netflix’s Marvel series (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher) were strong contenders and would be around for several more years. But then the streaming service announced the cancellation of Iron Fist followed shortly after by the axing of Luke Cage. And now the word is that Daredevil‘s viewership was down notably in its third season, and fans are concerned about its fate. [Update: Netflix has officially cancelled the series.]
Of course, these days we can do more than just write a letter then sit around and wait for the network to make a decision. The social networks have become a powerful tool for fans to show their support and engagement. It has worked for shows like Lucifer (saved by Netflix), The Expanse (saved by Amazon), and Timeless (renewed for a second season and then a series finale), and now Daredevil fans are taking to the social nets to support their show.
Starting on Friday, November 30th, fans will be launching a weekly tweetstorm pushing the #RenewDaredevil hashtag. The scheduled time for this is 12 PM to 2 PM EST, and they are lobbying for fans worldwide to join the effort each week. The RenewDaredevil.com site has more info as well as images images that you can include with your tweets, and the @RenewDaredevil Twitter site will be leading the charge each week.
This is the chance for fans to make their voices heard and we know that campaigns like this have been successful in the past. Even if Netflix does not decide to produce a fourth season of the show, a large outpouring of support could convince the upcoming Disney streaming service to pick this one up (and possibly Luke Cage and Iron Fist as well). This is our Call to Action, so if you want more Daredevil be sure to participate in the tweetstorms each week and pass the word along.