It’s finally happened, Netflix has officially axed its last two Marvel shows, The Punisher and Jessica Jones. The two series were the only ones left standing after Netflix started chopping down Marvel series ahead of Disney’s new streaming service Disney+.
Deadline reports that Netflix won’t be moving forward with a third season of Marvel’s The Punisher. Meanwhile, Marvel’s Jessica Jones is still debuting its third season on the streaming service later this year, but it won’t be back for another outing.
With Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders also cancelled, Marvel’s relationship with Netflix seems to have come to an end. The streaming giant issued the following statement via Deadline, thanking the people behind The Punisher and Jessica Jones, as well as Marvel for the last five years.
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.
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.
Both cancellations have been rumoured for quite a while now but Netflix waited until today to make all of this official.
The third season of Jessica Jones is expected to debut this summer while fans can watch the second season of The Punisher right now.