To the surprise of almost no one, Marvel/Netflix series Jessica Jones and The Punisher have been cancelled by Netflix. These cancellations follow previously axed series Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil. Jessica Jones’ third season will air (sometime in the future) but The Punisher’s latest season will be its last.
“Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix,” the streamer said in a statement. “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.
“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. 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.”
Many have theorized that these shows will find life on other streaming services such as Hulu or Disney’s own streaming service Disney+ which is premiering late 2019.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter