Marvel’s Netflix Shows Will Officially Be Leaving The Platform Next Month


The popular Marvel Netflix shows will officially be leaving the platform. It was announced via a “What’s on Netflix” monthly update advertising what shows/films will be coming onto the platform and which ones will be leaving.

The shows that will be departing include:

Daredevil (3 Seasons) (2015 – 2018)
Jessica Jones (3 Seasons) (2015 – 2019)
Luke Cage (2 Seasons) (2016 – 2018)
Iron Fist (2 Seasons) (2017 – 2018)
The Defenders (1 Season) (2017)
The Punisher (2 Seasons) (2017 – 2019)

The entire franchise consists of 6 shows, 13 seasons and 161 episodes. The franchise was born out of a partnership between the streaming giant and Disney/Marvel who wanted to expand their presence of Marvel programing.

This deal lasted until Disney announced that they were developing their own streaming platform (which later became Disney Plus) to compete with Netflix directly, cutting out the middle man and making shows themselves.

Each show followed a specific character. The series felt more R-Rated than what you saw either in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the Marvel shows airing on ABC at the time. Though it had loose connections these shows didn’t tie into the greater MCU and fit into their own universe. A more darker and “edgy” universe they you wouldn’t see in a Marvel movie. Sounds like what DC would do.

Though not directly connecting with the MCU these shows had a dedicated fanbase of vocal fans. So much so that the Daredevil actor, Charlie Cox, was worked into the recent Spider-Man: No Way Home film as the MCU’s current version of Matt Murdock aka Daredevil.

With Marvel and Netflix’s deal ending the license to use these characters have officially expired, thus these shows will be departing from the platform. It is currently unknown if these shows will eventually end on on Disney Plus or any other platform since certain legal issues may cause some headaches and delay them from returning any time soon.

Source: The Verge

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