It’s the end of an era. Netflix has finally pulled the plug on their original series with Marvel. It was nice while it lasted, right? Thanks to Deadline we learned that the final remaining shows, Jessica Jones and The Punisher, have officially been cancelled. It’s not completely over though.

Soon after launching its second season, The Punisher has been iced, not gaining a third season. Jessica Jones on the other hand has completed a third and finale season that will air sometime on the streaming giant. Then that is it. There is no word on if these characters or shows can be revived over on Disney+, the Mouse House’s streaming service. It’s looking highly unlikely though. While the news isn’t surprsing to hear, it’s still a disappointment to learn.

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Executive Vice President of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb expressed his disappointment but optimism of the future in a statement.

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.

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,” the company added.

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…!

If that isn’t a giant teaser for the future, I don’t know what is. Also that dig at Netflix has not gone unnoticed! However, what Loeb says is true. It’s marvelous (pun intended) that Marvel and Netflix were able to pull these shows off and connect them together. It was almost like a mini MCU. While we don’t know what the future holds for these characters or shows, one thing is for sure – it was a hell of a ride while it lasted.

What do you think of the news? Are you disappointed or are you keeping optimistic about the future? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Marvel news.



Erin Lynch