If you missed the somewhat-stunning news from earlier today, it does look as though Netflix is done with Daredevil — after all, the streaming service is moving forward following the end of the Charlie Cox series.
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So what we want to talk about now is this: What this cancellation could end up meaning for the other two Netflix – Marvel shows that are still technically moving forward in The Punisher season 2 and also Jessica Jones season 3. Presumably, both of these series are still set to air in 2019, which makes some sense given that they’ve been in the works for a really long time already.
Does the end of Iron Fist, Daredevil, and Luke Cage necessarily mean that these two other shows are getting canceled? Not necessarily. Jessica Jones has been the most critically-acclaimed of the Marvel – Netflix shows that are out there, and it certainly wouldn’t be a shock if they did want to continue with that. Yet, at the same time we do worry that with Disney’s new Disney+ streaming service out there that either Netflix may be trying to move on from their Marvel shows, or Disney itself may be trying to get properties back in their own fold as opposed to over at a company that they don’t actually own. In their own way, we do think that both of these scenarios are 100% possible.
So when will we find out the truth about the future of Jessica Jones and The Punisher? Most likely not until the new year when their seasons air. We do think that Netflix will at least take a look to see what their ratings are, but odds are neither will suddenly surge in viewership. There’s been a downward trend in superhero TV as of late, mostly due to the fact that there are so many other viewership options for people out there — even within this own genre. With that in mind, the average audience for so many of them happens to be slipping — we’ve seen it on the Arrowverse and more than likely, we’re going to be seeing it across a number of other different franchises, as well.
Of course, there will be a time in which we will have more opportunities to debate this, but we certainly do wonder at the moment just how Netflix is going to look at promoting some of these shows. Will they still give Jessica Jones and The Punisher a big push after all of this?
What do you think is going to happen with Jessica Jones and The Punisher following the end of Daredevil? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments. (Photo: Netflix.)