November 2, 2018 at 10:29 pm #24776ZLothModerator
All Marvel Netflix Shows Have Been Losing Viewers For Years
The Marvel Netflix shows have been dropping sharply in popularity according to new viewership data provided exclusively to Screen Rant. This certainly explains the surprising, high-profile cancellation of Iron Fist and Luke Cage – in the case of Iron Fist, just a month after the release of season 2.
“All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925February 18, 2019 at 6:54 pm #25143EarlKeymaster
And now they’ve cancelled Jessica Jones before the third season airs. [LINK]
Exactly a month after the launch of its second season on Netflix, Marvel’s The Punisher has had to bite the bullet as has Jessica Jones.
This marks the end of the multi-series, big bucks and big ambitions relationship between Marvel and Netflix that started in 2013 with the announcement of four series and a The Defenders limited series.
“Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix,” Netflix confirmed today to Deadline. “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,” the streamer added.
“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,” Netflix also made official this President’s Day. “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”.
With new and old Marvel content a big component of the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the final stage of the disentangling of the once burgeoning relationship between the House of Mouse and Netflix has now become more a matter of when and how not if.
Now, despite the last upcoming run of the final season of Jessica Jones later this year, the Marvel days at Netflix are deader than someone who rubbed Frank Castle the wrong way – and that’s dead.
It doesn’t take too much connecting the dots to figure out that Netflix was “punishing” Disney for starting its own streaming service. Each of the Netflix/Marvel series have a two-year contractual holdout – Marvel can’t use Luke Cage, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones or the Punisher in live action for two years. After that, though? If they can get the cast or showrunners back, it’s fair game.
February 20, 2019 at 1:10 am #25145k8trackParticipant
An empire toppled by its enemies can rise again. But one which crumbles from within? That’s dead. Forever.February 20, 2019 at 2:46 pm #25146EarlKeymaster
A prediction: by the time the two-year holdout is up, Disney+ will have spawned a separate streaming service for its Marvel and Star Wars content due to complaints over Violent Content.
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