Where did our heroes? The Marvel heroes of New York are gone and will not be returning on Netflix. Found at IGN, news site Deadline reports that the Marvel Netflix series The Punisher won’t be renewed for another season and it will be cancelled. Likewise, the Marvel series Jessica Jones will also be cancelled, but after season 3 just like Daredevil.
Netflix in regarding to the Punisher:
“Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come.”
Netflix in regarding to Jessica Jones:
“In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel’s Jessica Jones. We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others.”
Netflix overall response to Marvel:
“We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership and thank the passionate fans who have followed these series from the beginning.”
TV producer Jeph Loeb who worked on series Jessica Jones and Luke Cage wrote a letter thanking the fans for being supportive. Here is the letter and I will leave the link down below the post:
It had never been done before.
Four separate television series, each with different super-talented showrunners, writers, directors, cast and crew, coming out months apart and then…
…they would meet in a single event series all set in the heart of New York City.
We called them The Defenders.
And together we were thrilled by stories of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and even the Punisher joined in!
They said it couldn’t be done.
But Marvel assembled amazing teams to write, produce, direct, edit, and score 13 seasons and 161 one-hour episodes.
Take a moment and go online and look at the dazzling list of actors, writers, directors, and musicians who graced us with the very best of their craft.
We loved each and every minute of it.
And we did it all for you — the fans — who cheered for us around the world and made all the hard work worth it.
So, Thank You!
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…!
– Jeph Loeb and all of us at Marvel Television
With all this said, this is the end of the Defenders. As far as I know, Hulu are in the works of doing four animated series focusing on some Marvel characters such as Howard the Duck and Hit Monkey. Disney+, upcoming Disney streaming service, are planning to do a TV series focusing on Loki and Vision and Scarlet Witch.