The Punisher & Jessica Jones canceled at Netflix
Deadline is reporting that Marvel’s The Punisher and Jessica Jones have been canceled at Netflix, following in the footsteps of Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil. The third season of Jessica Jones will still stream, serving as the show’s final season.
“Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix,” Netflix told the outlet. “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. 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 recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others,” the streamer added. “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.”
Jon Bernthal, star of The Punisher and gearing up for the upcoming The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark, shared a goodbye message with fans via his Instagram:
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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.
The announcement marks the end of Marvel’s multi-series on Netflix that initially started in 2013 when the collaboration announced the four series, as well as The Defenders limited series. The outlet notes that the end of Jessica Jones’ third and final season will “serve as a savory series finale.”
In Season 2 of The Punisher, Former Marine-turned-vigilante Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) has been living a quiet life on the road until he suddenly becomes embroiled in the attempted murder of a young girl (Giorgia Whigham). As he is drawn into the mystery surrounding her and those in pursuit of the information she holds, Castle attracts a new target on his back as new and old enemies force him to confront whether he should accept his destiny and embrace a life as The Punisher.
The first two seasons of The Punisher and Jessica Jones are currently streaming on Netflix.