With ‘Daredevil‘ being thought to be one of Netflix’s highest streaming shows at the time it was canceled there has been a lot of rumors going around that the series came to an end due to Marvel TV and the Disney+ initiative. That doesn’t appear true according to actress Amy Rutberg (‘The Defenders’,’Hard Sell’) who played Marci Stahl on the show. We already knew that Showrunner Erik Oleson had pitched a fourth season about the Man Without Fear though Rutberg makes it sound as if things were even further along in pre-production.
Rutberg shares that this wasn’t just a surprise for the cast and crew but to “people high up at Marvel” as well. She elaborated by stating that:
“My contacts at Marvel were very surprised. Any of the rumors that it was a Marvel decision are wrong; I think it was purely a Netflix decision. That comes from personal conversations with people high up at Marvel. They were surprised.
It looked like the fourth season was being planned to start filming in February of 2019 before the news broke which is why so many believe it was the streaming giant who made this call on their own.
For those who were hoping the Netflix shows could end up on another service, It has been said that there is a clause in the actor’s contracts which prevents them from reprising their role elsewhere two years after a show’s cancellation. Unless a deal is made between Marvel TV and Netflix, this will likely be the end of these shows.
Do you think Marvel or Netflix is to blame for the end of these fantastic shows? Is there a chance we could still see them ending up on Disney+ or elsewhere if a deal can be reached soon? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!