Exactly a month after the launch of its second season on Netflix, Marvel’s “The Punisher” has had to bite the bullet as has “Jessica Jones”, Deadline is reporting. The news isn’t all that surprising considering Netflix has already axed several other Marvel adaptations.
If there’s any good news to be had, the site reports that, while there will be no Season 3 of the Jon Bernthal-led vigilante series, the completed third season of the Krysten Ritter starring “Jessica Jones” will still appear on the streamer, but will be put on ice for good after that.
“Punisher” star Jon Bernthal wrote on Instagram this morning, “To all who have served. All who know loss. All who love and understand Frank and his pain. It has been an honor to walk in his boots. I’m endlessly grateful to the comic fans and the men and women of the Armed Services and law enforcement community who Frank means so much to. Thank you to the USMC and all the wonderful soldiers who trained me. Go Hard. Be safe.”
This marks the end of the multi-series, big bucks and big ambitions relationship between Marvel and Netflix that started in 2013 with the announcement of four series and a “The Defenders” limited series.
“Iron Fist”, “Luke Cage” and “Daredevil” were all given the chop late last year by the streamer. This all comes with little surprise as Disney is launching their own streaming service later this year.