The show-runner of the debut season of Marvel’s Daredevil, Stephen DeKnight has now commented on the series’ cancellation.
“Deeply saddened by the news,” DeKnight wrote in a tweet. “Honored to have been a part of it.”
Deeply saddened by the news. Honored to have been a part of it. https://t.co/NPvgbhdUbH
— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) November 30, 2018
The show was cancelled suddenly on Thursday, marking this as the latest shocking cancellation by Netflix after Iron Fist, The Defenders and Luke Cage.
“We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note,”
Netflix said in a statement.
“We’re thankful to showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and an incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years. While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.”
DeKnight speared the series’ freshman series, even directing its season finale, “Daredevil”, which revolved around the titular character suiting up for a fight against Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin.
The second and third season saw Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez as showrunners before The Defenders crossover, which saw Matt Murdock teaming up with Danny Rand, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
Netflix, impressed with DeKnight’s bold and visceral storytelling on the first season inked him to a multi-year deal which will see him contributing to both TV series and films to the streaming giant’s library of original content.
Even Daredevil star Deborah Ann Woll commented on the cancellation saying that
“It’s sad that we won’t be able to continue the story”.