The cancellation of Netflix’s Jessica Jones and Punisher seems like the nail in the coffin for Marvel Television. Aside from Iron Fist, the shows were met with mostly positive reception from critics and fans alike. A lot of factors could have been at play here but whatever it is, it looks like Jessica Jones season 3 would be the last one… on Netflix at least.
However, there is a slight chance that these shows could see a return probably through a different network or streaming service. It looks like the creators of Marvel Television aren’t going to draw the curtains just yet as a letter from Executive Vice President of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb gives a glimmer of hope on the prospect of seeing these heroes back on screen.
Loeb shared an open letter on the Marvel website with words of both gratitude, sentimentality and hope.
“So, Thank You! 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. 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…!”
To be continued? What does that mean? Could that mean he’s not done with the letter or are there working on other means to tell these stories. It seems premature to get these shows cancelled so soon but there isn’t much we can do about it but hell, there is hope it seems. We might see these characters back. Maybe not now, maybe not in even in the next few years but maybe someday.
But apart from that, the letter also highlighted the work put in by the creative team:
“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.”