Netflix is no longer in the Marvel superhero business, with the cancellation of “Jessica Jones” and” The Punisher .”
The writing has been on the wall since last fall, when the streaming service canceled its other three Marvel presents –” Iron Fist ,”” Luke Cage” and “Daredevil.” Plus, showrunner Melissa Rosenberg was already announced to leave “Jessica Jones” after the upcoming third season.
There have been conflicting reports about which corporation ultimately making a decision pull the plug, but this does seem to be part of a broader corporate gap, with Disney aiming its overall deal with Netflix and producing Marvel indicates for its yet-to-launch streaming service.
Disney has also announced a slate of animated Marvel series on Hulu( where Disney will become the majority owner, post-Fox acquisition ), following a similar arrangement to the Netflix demonstrates — four separate series be accompanied by a big crossover.
Netflix, meanwhile, only liberated the first season of” The Umbrella Academy ,” an offbeat superhero serial based on the comics by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba.
In a statement, Netflix said 😛 TAGEND
Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional casting including starring Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaim and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come.
In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel’s Jessica Jones. We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others. We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership and thank the passionate fans who have followed these series from the beginning.