Netflix has axed the last of its Marvel shows, Jessica Jones and The Punisher, ahead of Disney’s planned streaming service later this year. Disney is Marvel’s parent company.
Jessica Jones, starring Krysten Ritter, ends with its upcoming third season while The Punisher with Jon Bernthal ends at 2 seasons. They join the previously-cancelled Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders.
“Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix,” Netflix confirmed. “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.
“In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” Netflix added. “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 recognised 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.”
New and and old Marvel content are set to be a big component of the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, which is yet to be confirmed for Australia.