Netflix cancels ‘Jessica Jones’ & ‘The Punisher’
And so it continues.
Late last year - and to the disappointment of many - Netflix announced the cancellation of its Marvel shows ‘Daredevil’, ‘Iron First’ & ‘Luke Cage’.
The Marvel axing continues as the streaming giant has now announced that ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher’ are the latest to meet unfortunate ends.
‘Jessica Jones’ has its final season premiering later this year.
Speculation to these titles being canceled falls back to the fact that Disney is preparing to launch it’s own streaming service later this year; Disney+.
It has already been revealed that all Marvel & Pixar films will be pulled from Netflix once Disney+ is live and they’ve made clear plans to create their own shows based on Marvel characters as well.
‘Captain Marvel’ will be the first Marvel film that doesn’t head to Netflix after it’s theatrical run.
In total, 6 Marvel shows have now been cancelled from Netflix and they were all characters that Disney had complete ownership of.
As Netflix continues to expand on it’s own original content, these shows leaving should make some room for new ones and give them some more money to spend on upcoming content as the licensing fees for all the Disney content was pretty steep.
Maybe in the future we will see these Marvel shows brought back. Whether it’s complete reboots or continuations from where Netflix left off, surely some of these names will make appearances on Disney+.
Side note: Netflix also announced ‘Friends from College’ has been cancelled and a new season of ‘Arrested Development’ will be dropping on March 15th.
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How about ditching Netflix?
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