Netflix announced late yesterday that its Marvel series Daredevil has been cancelled after three seasons. Following is the statement given to Deadline Hollywood last night:
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.
They did suggest that the character could return for future projects, possibly in Jessica Jones or The Punisher (which will stream new seasons next year):
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
Reportedly the viewership was down for Daredevil notably in its third season and Netflix has already cancelled Luke Cage and Iron Fist after they experienced year over year viewership declines. There is a possibility that Daredevil (and the other two shows) could move over to the Disney+ streaming service which will launch next year. Fans had already planned a campaign that will start today to lobby Netflix to renew Daredevil. That will now change to a Save Daredevil campaign possibly targeted at Disney+ to continue the series. Considering that three Marvel shows have been cancelled after their last three seasons this year, it seems possible that Jessica Jones and The Punisher could be heading into their final seasons next year.
Daredevil follows the blind attorney Matt Murdock who has heightened senses due to a childhood accident and fights crime in Hell’s Kitchen in the guise of the superhero Daredevil. It is based on the Marvel comic book of the same name and stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Coming several months after it finished its third season, AMC has announced that its supernatural series Preacher will be returning for a fourth season. That show’s future has been in doubt because its ratings this past Summer were down by 40% from the prior year and there has been a notable delay in announcing the show’s fate. This one may perform better globally, so that perhaps that helped it out. And it is also moving production to Australia, so that may cut down its costs. Filming will begin on the new season in early 2019, so expect it to air in Summer or Fall of next year.
The series follows the ex-con preacher Jesse Custer and his colorful group of companions who go on a road trip to find God and end up getting themselves involved in a battle between Heaven and Hell. It is based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon and stars Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Lucy Griffiths, and W. Earl Brown. Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen developed the series for television.
The Fall season is in the final stretch now so expect more updates and announcements to be made over the next month or so. AMC also has two more shows waiting to hear word on their future: Humans and Into the Badlands. Be sure to stay tuned to this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for breaking news as well as the latest ratings results.