Marvel's 'The Punisher' & 'Jessica Jones' Have Both Been Canceled By Netflix
Marvel on Netflix is dead.
Marvel’s The Punisher and Jessica Jones have both been canceled. Netflix confirmed the news to Deadline. They released a statment to the publication saying:
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.
The second season of The Punisher premiered last month. Jessica Jones’ third season is coming within the next couple of months. That will be the show’s final season. In the statement, Netflix said:
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.
This isn’t surprising. Netflix recently canceled Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Cage. After Jessica Jones airs its third season, that will be the end of the Marvel and Netflix fling that gave us various highs (like Jessica Jones season one) and various lows (that one The Defenders season.)
After the announcement was released, Jon Bernthal, who plays Frank Castle, sent out an IG post in dedication of the iconic character.
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To all who have served. All who know loss. All who love and understand Frank and his pain. It has been an honor to walk in his boots. I’m endlessly grateful to the comic fans and the men and women of the Armed Services and law enforcement community who Frank means so much to. Thank you to the USMC and all the wonderful soldiers who trained me. Go Hard. Be safe.