Netflix‘s original content purge has struck again, taking down another Marvel title in the process. Marvel’s Daredevil is reportedly done after a three season run on the streaming giant.
Variety reported on Thursday night that the Hell’s Kitchen based TV show in the Marvel universe will not return for a fourth season.
“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement according to Variety. “We’re thankful to showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years. While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.”
Season 3 of the Marvel Defender series hit the streaming service in October, but that appears to be the end of the line for Matt Murdock and company. Though reviews were generally strong for Season 3, Daredevil joins an ever-growing list of Netflix originals that have gotten cut free this year, including American Vandal and a pair of Marvel properties — Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
The announcement implies that Daredevil — and maybe even Charlie Cox reprising his role as the superhero/Murdock — may show up in future Marvel titles. But it does mean that even in a world eagerly awaiting a new Avengers 4 trailer and name, there can actually be too much Marvel content.