If I were to tell you a month ago that you shouldn’t place any odds or have high hopes that the Marvel Netflix series would continue on after their current runs, you would call me a mad man. But with the back-to-back cancellations of Iron Fist and Luke Cage, we’re in a brief period of uncertainty with the Marvel Netflix shows. The third season of Daredevil has just dropped, the second season of The Punisher has wrapped production, and Jessica Jones is still undergoing production for its third season.
But what happens beyond that? Rather, let’s stick with Daredevil for a moment. It’s the series that kicked off this corner of the Marvel Netflix universe, has consistently received the same level of critical acclaim compared to Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, and has helped reshape the way comic book adaptations are told on television, no doubt. All things considered, it’s odds of continuing on compared to the other shows are a lot better but all things being equal, there’s nothing set in stone that proves it will get a fourth season.
After all, the folks behind Luke Cage were confident that Marvel and Netflix would renew for Season 3, but that wasn’t the case. What about Daredevil? Well, new series showrunner Erik Oleson was asked just that in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly. Has he heard anything about a fourth season? Well, at the moment, given that the third season just dropped, no. But he’s optimistic:
“I can tell you that I’m very hopeful to go do a season 4. There has not yet been any kind of an official pick-up, but if there is, I’m very hopeful that I will be a part of it.”
So, from what you can tell, just like Luke Cage, the folks behind Daredevil are hopeful for a fourth season, though there’s been no official word from the higher-ups at Marvel or Netflix. And again, Daredevil does have a bit of an edge due to its popularity compared to the other programs, but time will tell.
What do you think about the odds of Daredevil getting a fourth season? Can it go for one more round or do you believe it’s headed towards the same fate as Iron Fist and Luke Cage? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
The third season of Daredevil is available now on Netflix.
Source: Entertainment Weekly