Despite many suggesting that Disney is going to pull all content from Netflix which produces shows based on its gritty, street-level heroes because it is launching its own streaming service, Netflix has one thing to say: These shows aren’t going anywhere.
Of course, they did cancel ‘Iron Fist’, but that show was poorly received from the start. The much improved second season apparently wasn’t strong enough to entice viewers to check it out. But ‘Daredevil’, ‘Jessica Jones’, ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘The Punisher’ aren’t leaving Netflix until Netflix decides they can go.
This is at least according to Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos. When questioned about the future of Netflix’s Marvel shows, he bluntly responded:
“Those shows are for us to cancel, and we’re super happy with their performance so far.”
Well, maybe not with ‘Iron Fist’.
It’s true that Disney’s deal with Netflix will end soon, but all that means is that Netflix won’t be able to produce new shows based on Marvel properties. The series they already have will remain put for as long as they keep delivering viewers.
Anyone that thinks Disney’s streaming service, which is aimed squarely at families with children, will be picking up any of these shows is delusional. ‘Daredevil’ and the rest are extremely violent, contain sex and other adult themes, and contain profanity, drug and alcohol use, and so forth. They have no place on the G to PG-rated Disney streaming service.
Instead, that service is delivering a Jon Favreau-created ‘Star Wars’ series, ‘The Mandalorian’ and possibly shows featuring the Scarlet Witch and Loki, from the family-friendly Marvel movies. Heroin use not included.
‘Daredevil’ Season Three will be available this Friday, October 19. There is also a second season of ‘The Punisher’ ready to roll out sometime in early 2019. ‘Jessica Jones’ also received a third season order. ‘Luke Cage’ has not been renewed for a third season, but I suspect that is because ‘Iron Fist”s future was uncertain. Now that Netflix has officially axed it, look forward to ‘Luke Cage’ Season Three to either include Danny Rand or be retooled completely into a ‘Heroes For Hire’ series, featuring both.
Are you a fan of the Netflix Marvel shows? Are you glad that they will stay at their gritty home base of Netflix?