Well, we always knew this day would come: Netflix has canceled Marvel's Jessica Jones ahead of its third season premiere, according to Deadline. The Punisher, the only other Marvel show on Netflix remaining, was also given the ax.
Jessica Jones' completed third season will come online at a later date, but there will be no Season 4 on the platform. The news ends Netflix's relationship with Marvel series and comes months before Disney, Marvel's parent company, launches its own streaming service, Dinsey+. It should be noted, all seasons of all the Marvel Netflix series are still available to stream.
The official cancellation news for The Punisher and Jessica Jones comes months after Marvel's Iron Fist and Marvel's Luke Cage were also given walking papers. Marvel's Daredevil was also canceled, back in November, just one month after its third season received positive reviews.
"We have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel's Jessica Jones," Netflix said in a statement to Deadline. "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."
"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."
Star Krysten Ritter shared some photos from the series finale table read and thanked the cast and crew who worked on the show with her, as well as the fans who supported it. "Stay tuned and more to come," she signed off, but before you start to get excited about a save being in the works at Disney+ or Hulu, remember that according to Variety Netflix included a clause in its deal with Marvel that none of the four original characters can appear in a non-Netflix project until two years after cancellation. So nothing could even start to happen until 2021. Don't get your hopes up about seeing any of these actors in these roles again any time soon.
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Taken a few weeks back at the table read for our SERIES FINALE. I love these people to the moon and back. It has been a dream to play Jessica alongside my amazing cast and the best crew in the business for these past 5 years. I am so grateful for every second of it. We have THE BEST fans. You guys mean the world to me and I appreciate you beyond words. The final season of #JessicaJones is coming later this year and I am proud of how we complete JJ's journey. I can't wait for you all to see it. Stay tuned and more to come. 💪🏻🖤 (Also my creator/ showrunner/ partner/ bff @melissa.rosenberg is totally wearing a #krystenknitter original ☺️☺️) @rachaelmaytaylor @ekadarville @carrieannemoss @netflix @marvelsjessicajones @marvel