In 2017, another Marvel Comics superhero came to life on Netflix. The series ran for two successful seasons before getting canceled for The Punisher Season 3. Netflix recently canceled The Punisher Season 3 despite the enormous success of the series. Moreover, this brings us to the end of the classic Netflix-Marvel partnership.
The show received a fair amount of viewership for the first two seasons. Moreover, the Punisher series has earned itself a loyal fanbase for the excellent content. Surely, the cancellation has disappoints the fans worldwide. The Punisher deserves to be given another chance.
The web television series is a spinoff of Marvel’s Daredevil. The story revolves around Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) and his journey as ‘The Punisher.’ It is based in New York City, where the Punisher seeks revenge from the murderers of his family. He also uncovers the truth behind his family’s brutal death.
The Punisher Season 3: Cancellation
A month after the release of Season 2, Netflix shocks the fans with the cancellation. As per a report by Deadline, Netflix cancels The Punisher Season 3, besides Jessica Jones Season 4. Both the shows were successful and gathered massive amounts of viewerships.
Netflix expresses gratitude for the cast and crew of both the show. Also, the streamer affirms that the show would not have any other season on their platform. The news not only the upsets fans but also disappoints the cast members of the show.
Actor Jon Bernthal expresses his displeasure with a tweet. Other cast members have also shared their views online.
The Punisher Season 3: End of Netflix-Marvel Partnership
Netflix announces the end of its collaboration with Marvel. The reason behind the same is Marvel’s own streaming platform. Disney has decided to launch its own streaming platform. Hence, all the Marvel shows on Netflix will shift to the new channel.
Well. There they go.. again I feel for all the jobs lost. https://t.co/t3y7995iTy
— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) February 18, 2019
After the end of The Defenders and Daredevil, other shows joined the line as well. Luke Cage and Iron Fist were also canceled recently. The Punisher and Jessica Jones became the only shows left on the streaming platform. With the end of both the remaining shows, Netflix officially ends the five-year partnership.
Future of The Punisher Season 3
The head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb expressed gratitude over the cancellation. In a comment, he hints the possibility that all the Marvel shows may shift to Disney’s streaming platform. This may mean that popular series like The Punisher, Daredevil, and Jessica Jones will be given another chance.
However, the shift is not official yet. Looking at the positive reviews and accolades received by the show, it deserves a second chance. Though, it may take longer than the fans expect.
The Punisher is an award-winning Marvel show. The future of the show lies in the dark as per the current situation. However, fans still hope The Punisher Season 3 might return with more action on a new streaming platform.