Some would say that Netflix was where Marvel Television thrived. With shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Punisher, they really took the cake when it came to adapting the street-level fare. However, in 2018, each of the Marvel series on Netflix was canceled. Perhaps the cancellation that stung the most was Daredevil, the beloved series that had three seasons and garnered universal praise for its adaption of classic marvel storylines and characters.
Kingpin actor Vincent D’Onofrio recently stopped by the Marvel News Desk podcast and shared his firsthand experience and reaction to the cancellation.
I don’t think any of us were okay. I think that we were like, “Oh okay, we had a hit show and now it’s gone.” You know, at the same time the group #SaveDaredevil started to rise, we started to learn the reasons why that happened and so we understood what Marvel was doing because Disney+ coming out.
D’Onofrio follow up his initial reactions to the cancellation of Daredevil with how they all began to understand the why and how the series was canceled.
You know when you’re in this business a long time like we have all been, it kind of made sense business-wise. What didn’t make sense to us was why we wouldn’t continue that show or the idea of how that worked and how well it worked. Conceptually, I think we were disappointed but I think we all understood what was going on and it was sort of was inevitable. In this business you learn to accept things because you know its a business in the end and there’s nothing you can really do about it.
While we may not see the Daredevil series live on again, it’s good to know the characters still have a chance as both D’Onofrio and Charlie Cox have reprised their roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: Marvel News Desk