Marvel is hinting that Netflix’s cancellation of “Daredevil” might not be the last of the blind vigilante.
“Marvel is extremely grateful to the huge audience that loved Marvel’s Daredevil,” the company said in a statement. “From the moment of young Matt’s first act of heroism to the birth of Page, Murdock, & Nelson, it has been an unbelievable journey.”
Netflix gave the Marvel Television series the axe late Thursday, just over a month after the show’s third season premiered on the streamer. The move came shortly after the streamer moved to cancel two other Marvel series in its lineup, “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage.”
“We are incredibly proud of the amazing showrunners and writers starting with Drew Goddard and Steven DeKnight, Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie and Erik Oleson, Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Vincent D’Onofrio and our casts who brought our characters to life with such excellence, and every one of the fantastic crews in NYC,” Marvel said, adding, “We look forward to more adventures with the Man Without Fear in the future.”
Netflix made a similar insinuation in its own statement that the character could live on in some other capacity, as it did when it dropped the other two shows.
“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,” a spokesperson for the streaming giant said.
The only Marvel series remaining on Netflix are “The Punisher” and “Jessica Jones,” which have already been renewed for their second and third seasons, respectively. No premiere dates for either show have been announced.
Erik Oleson served as showrunner and executive producer on “Daredevil.” In addition to Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elden Henson, Deborah Ann Woll, Joanne Whalley, Wilson Bethel and Jay Ali also starred.