The Marvel TV world was rocked earlier today by a couple of cancellations — after all, neither The Punisher nor Jessica Jones will be continuing for additional seasons. In one way, it’s fair to say that this was expected given that neither show really had the vote of confidence and Netflix seems to be moving away from their relationship with Disney. Yet, at the same time it is rather sad to be saying goodbye to a couple of shows that were a huge part of the Marvel universe. They also represent something greater in that Netflix no longer is working on any series featuring Marvel characters in a prominent role.
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So what do Krysten Ritter and Jon Bernthal have to say about these two shows coming to a close? You can see their reactions in some posts on Instagram — there is a sense of sadness with them, but also at the same time, gratitude that they got to tell these stories in the first place. Jessica Jones season 3 is still going to premiere on the service — it’s already been written out and the table read happened earlier this month. The question that remains there is just when it will air. We imagine that due to licensing, all of the Marvel – Netflix series are also going to stick around on the service for at least a little while still.
Is there a chance that some of these characters could end up elsewhere? That seems to be at least reasonably possible, based on what Marvel’s TV head Jeph Loeb had to say after news of the cancellation first came out:
On behalf of everyone at Marvel Television, we couldn’t be more proud or more grateful to our audience.
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.
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.”
To be continued…!
What do you think about The Punisher and Jessica Jones coming to a close? Be sure to share some thoughts in the comments, and stay tuned for some other information along the way. (Photo: Netflix.)
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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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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.