Sure, Netflix might have canceled many of its Marvel TV series including Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and the critically-acclaimed Daredevil, but fans have still been holding on to the hope that the network’s remaining series, The Punisher and Jessica Jones, might still have a shot at getting renewals on the streaming site.
Unfortunately, new reports say that while the shows just haven’t been axed yet, fans shouldn’t really expect anything new for both series.
According to a new report by Deadline, both The Punisher and Jessica Jones aren’t expected to receive any further cycles or renewals from Netflix, especially now that Disney-owned Marvel is set to partner together with Hulu.
Not only will Marvel be working on a Kevin Smith Howard the Duck series, but the studio will be working on four adult animated series, some of which may include a few X-men characters. Disney is very close to completing its acquisition of 21st Century Fox and the studio’s film and television assets. Once that’s done, completed Marvel fans expect to see the arrival of the X-Men, Fantastic Four and all of Fox’s other mutants, into the MCU.
Outside of its deal with Hulu, Marvel is also making a home out of Disney’s upcoming streaming network, Disney+. The site will include the shows planned for Marvel characters without any standalone movies like Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany’s Vission, Vin Diesel’s Groot, and Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Racoon.
Now, with Marvel making itself comfortable in so many other places outside of Netflix, it would make sense for Jessica Jones and The Punisher to follow the way of Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil.