Twitter reacts to Netflix axing Marvel's ‘The Punisher’, ‘Jessica Jones’

The shows are currently in their final seasons

Entertainment Desk February 19, 2019

The last of Marvel's Netflix shows are officially ending.

The Punisher as been cancelled after just two seasons and the upcoming third season of Jessica Jones will be its last, Variety magazine reported on Monday. The announcement comes after Netflix gave the ax to other Marvel series like Daredevil, Iron First and Luke Cage.

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The Punisher will not return for a third season,” Netflix said in a statement. “Show-runner 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."

They statement continued, "In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Jessica Jones. We are grateful to show-runner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognised by the Peabody Awards, among many others."

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Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb also published a letter to fans shortly after news broke, thanking them and saying, “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.”

Later on Monday, Ritter posted a picture from the table read of the series finale on Instagram. “The final season of Jessica Jones is coming later this year and I am proud of how we complete her journey,” she wrote. “I can’t wait for you all to see it.”

Twitter reacts to the show cancellation:

The cancellations come as Disney prepares to launch its own streaming service, Disney+, is already lining up several high-profile projects, including series based on Marvel characters like Loki Scarlet Witch and Falcon, along with the Star Wars show The Mandalorian.

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