Last week, fans of Netflix had both delight and sadness, when the streaming service announced that the critically acclaimed anime Neon Genesis Evangelion will come to this service in Spring 2019. However, a few days after this good news, they also canceled Daredevil - one of the most beloved series on Netflix. And of course, fans are not happy with this decision, with many people expressed their disappointment across social media.
Both fans and members of the cast took-off to Twitter to share their reaction to the news. Some people even outrage because of this decision.
Deborah Ann Woll, the actor of Karen Page on the series, shared her thoughts, along with the memories she made with castmates and the showrunners
Meanwhile, Vincent D'Onofrio, the actor of Wilson Fisk, was leaving a bittersweet farewell to show. In another tweet, D'Onofrio stated: "It's good to leave when you're on top."
Daredevil started on Netflix from April of 2015, with rave reviews from both viewer and critics. Due to the success of the first season, Marvel has pushed a bunch of other heroes to the Netflix TV-Series universe, with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, along with a crossover series known as The Defenders that ties all four heroes together.
However, with decreasing viewership from the other shows of Netflix, those series started to get axed by the showrunners, with "The Defenders" as the first victim. Then, in October, both Luke Cage and Iron Fist were canceled, leaving many to wonder the fate of flagship series Daredevil. While Netflix's final two Marvel shows, The Punisher, and Jessica Jones, already have new seasons in the works, the chances of either show escaping cancellation following their upcoming seasons' debuts seem low. Fans are aware of this and are already preparing for the worst.
Of course, the recent Marvel cancellations might not merely due to ratings. With the news of Disney going to launch the new streaming platform Disney+, many Marvel shows might just return to this new home. Although fans were quick to theorize Daredevil will continue on the new service, roadblocks like the more family-friendly image of Disney+ and the fact that Netflix owns the streaming rights are putting this theory to rest.
However, when Daredevil gets axed, there is also an update mentioning Marvel "look forward to more adventures with the Man without Fear in the future," implying these characters will live on in a different form. Sadly, the pain of the cancellation can't be erased, and fans will continue to make it known.