Netflix Cancels 'The Punisher' and 'Jessica Jones'
It was only a matter of time.
Today, Netflix confirmed its cancellation of Marvel's The Punisher and Marvel's Jessica Jones, according to Deadline, signaling the end of Marvel's years-long partnership with the streaming service that gave us gems like Daredevil and The Defenders.
"Marvel's The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix," said a Netflix spokesperson. "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."
Despite its cancellation, Marvel's Jessica Jones will still air its upcoming third season, although Netflix remains tight-lipped on a release date. (Season Two hit the service on March 8 last year, in lieu of International Women'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," Netflix said.
Marvel TV also issued its own statement in response to the cancellation:
Netflix released its sophomore season of Marvel's The Punisher only last month. Lead actor Jon Bernthal took to Instagram, responding to the show's cancellation:
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