Given that Netflix is one of those streaming sites that always seem to make a habit of canceling shows in spite of their visible success, after just one season, Daredevil’s former showrunner Steven DeKnight calls out the attention of similar studios and streaming sites on shutting down this madness.
Once the news regarding AMC has scrapped 61st Street’s Season 2, despite having already filmed the entire second season, DeKnight did not hesitate to speak up to his followers on Twitter. Check out his quote tweet below:
Having been a part of the Daredevil team on Netflix for its first season, it’s no wonder why DeKnight feels strongly regarding the sudden trend that is the cancellation of shows after just one season due to “budgetary cuts.” Netflix is no stranger to such reasons as they have canceled plenty of known and unknown shows on their streaming site, including Warrior Nun, First Kill, Inside Job, The Midnight Club, and the list goes on.
Daredevil that premiered in 2015 also had to be canceled after running for 3 seasons, despite the showrunners having a laid out plan for a Season 4. Now, the show is getting a clean slate reboot on Disney Plus, wasting the potential 4th season.
Warner Bros. Discovery and James Gunn had also canceled some of their most highly anticipated films and series such as Batgirl, Man of Steel 2, Wonder Woman 3, Black Adam 2, to name a few. Although Gunn had previously addressed that their reason didn’t lie in terms of budgetary concerns but rather the restructuring of the DC Universe, DC fans couldn’t help but speak up on their concerns regarding his plans.
According to Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav on their decision of shelving Batgirl and other DC movies, they point out that they are simply “restructuring the business.” Check out their full comment below (via Comicbook.com):
“You look at Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman — these are brands that are known everywhere in the world. The ability to drive all those over the world with great stories is a big opportunity for us. We have done a reset. We’ve restructured the business. We’re going to focus.”
Meanwhile, Daredevil: Born Again is expected to be released on Disney Plus in spring 2024 as filming begins this year on February 17th.