Following in the footsteps of both Iron Fist and Luke Cage, Daredevil has been canceled. This should come as a shock to no one as one by one Netflix has been canceling its Marvel related shows.
This doesn’t make the news any less sad.
Daredevil has led the charge for Netflix. Upon the release of its first season, it was immediately penned as the best comic book adaptation around. Each subsequent series (Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders) fell under constant comparison. All of these except for, say Jessica Jones Season One, fell short of expectations.
Daredevil was dark, gritty, and showed exactly why The Man Without Fear has endured for over 50 years. The showed pulled heavily from the influence of Frank Miller. His work, from the stories to the iconic black getup he wore for the better part of seasons one and three, could be seen everywhere.
Netflix had something special with Daredevil, more so than the other shows.
Better than the rest
Iron Fist was panned from the beginning. Luke Cage never really figured out who or what it was. And Jessica Jones, while not canceled yet, fell far from the mountain top it was one after the first season.
But not Daredevil. Daredevil started and ended on the same good note. Although nothing has been confirmed, Disney will not transfer it over to their streaming service.
You may ask, why then did they cancel it?
I believe because they don’t want any of their properties to air on other networks.
Even still, it doesn’t take away the truth of the situation. Of it, Karen Page, Deborah Ann Woll said this, “I’m so sad that we won’t be continuing this story. Mostly I’ll miss seeing the friends I’ve made everyday. Thank you to every person who contributed to this series over the years. And to @erikoleson because of you we are going out on a high. @Daredevil #Daredevil“
Yes, Daredevil has been canceled. And yes, Netflix has lost one great show. However, at the end of the day, business is business and both companies will be just fine.