It looks like the inevitable has arrived. Daredevil has been officially canceled by Netflix after three seasons on the streaming site.
According to a new report by Deadline, Netflix has just decided to ax Marvel TV's Daredevil. The series is the third show from Marvel TV that's been placed on the chopping board. Iron Fist was the first to receive its cancellation notice last month, and the ax came in heavy for Luke Cage a week after.
"Marvel's Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix," Netflix said in a statement that it sent out to the publication. "We are tremendously proud of the show's last and final season and although it's painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note."
In the statement, Netflix sends out its thanks to its partners at Marvel TV, to Daredevil showrunner Erik Oleson, the series' writers, its crew, its cast and Daredevil himself, Charlie Cox. The company also extends its gratitude to the fans who've been supporting the show over the years.
Despite the kind words, the news is definitely going to come as a major disappointment to Marvel fans. With season 3 showered in positive reviews, many were hoping for a season 4 renewal from Netflix. Hopes were raised when Oleson announced that he had already pitched the new set of episodes to the streaming company.
When the renewal took longer than expected, fans started campaigning for the series online.
Unfortunately, it seems like everyone's efforts were for naught. Daredevil's time on Netflix has come to an end. Hopefully, the series will be able to find another home, maybe in Disney's upcoming streaming site which is set to launch next year.
Seasons 1 to 3 of Daredevil will still be made available for streaming on Netflix.