Well, that stinks! Netflix officially canceled Marvel’s Jessica Jones and The Punisher. The cancelation news came with a statement from the streaming service that read, “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.”
Jessica Jones third season will be the show’s final one. “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.”
The final season of Jessica Jones has not aired yet, while the Punishers final season aired back in January. The cancellations of these two Marvel shows comes just months after Netflix cancelled Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Daredevil, to end their partnership completely with Marvel.
The head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb confirmed the news by writing, “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!”