Krysten Ritter Responds to ‘Jessica Jones’ Cancellation: ‘I Love These People to the Moon and Back

Netflix canceled its last two Marvel TV series on Monday

Hours after Netflix announced that it’s ending its creative partnership with Marvel TV, “Jessica Jones” star Krysten Ritter responded to the news by thanking the show’s fans, cast and crew members.

“Taken a few weeks back at the table read for our SERIES FINALE. I love these people to the moon and back. It has been a dream to play Jessica alongside my amazing cast and the best crew in the business for these past 5 years,” Ritter wrote on Instagram. “I am so grateful for every second of it. We have THE BEST fans. You guys mean the world to me and I appreciate you beyond words. The final season of #JessicaJones is coming later this year and I am proud of how we complete JJ’s journey. I can’t wait for you all to see it. Stay tuned and more to come.”

On Monday, Netflix canceled its two remaining series from Marvel — “The Punisher” and “Jessica Jones” — though the third season of the Krysten Ritter-led drama will still air later this year. “The Punisher” premiered its second season in January. The streamer decided to cancel “Jessica Jones” — which was going to lose Rosenberg as showrunner anyway after the third season — rather than keep fans waiting and allowing the actors to go find other work.

Prior to the decision, “Punisher” star Jon Bernthal wrote on his own Instagram account: “To all who have served. All who know loss. All who love and understand Frank and his pain. It has been an honor to walk in his boots. I’m endlessly grateful to the comic fans and the men and women of the Armed Services and law enforcement community who Frank means so much to. Thank you to the USMC and all the wonderful soldiers who trained me. Go Hard. Be safe.”

Last year, Netflix canceled its other three Marvel TV series — “Daredevil,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage” — despite the strong response for the third season of “Daredevil.”

Netflix’s decision to end its creative partnership with Marvel TV comes as its big-screen counterparts, Marvel Studios, develops multiple TV series for Disney+ that will star characters from the films including Loki, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Marvel’s parent company Disney also ended its licensing deal with Netflix at the beginning of 2019, as the company readies the launch of its streaming competitor to Netflix in Disney+.

However, in a statement from Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb, those Netflix shows may come back from the dead on another platform. “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,” Loeb said. “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.'”

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Taken a few weeks back at the table read for our SERIES FINALE. I love these people to the moon and back. It has been a dream to play Jessica alongside my amazing cast and the best crew in the business for these past 5 years. I am so grateful for every second of it. We have THE BEST fans. You guys mean the world to me and I appreciate you beyond words. The final season of #JessicaJones is coming later this year and I am proud of how we complete JJ’s journey. I can’t wait for you all to see it. Stay tuned and more to come. ???????????? (Also my creator/ showrunner/ partner/ bff @melissa.rosenberg is totally wearing a #krystenknitter original ☺️☺️) @rachaelmaytaylor @ekadarville @carrieannemoss @netflix @marvelsjessicajones @marvel

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