The statement thanked showrunner Erik Oleson, the show's writers, the "stellar" crew and "incredible" cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, adding: 'we're grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years'.
Netflix announced that Marvel's Daredevil is being canceled after three seasons. The cancellation of fellow Netflix show Iron Fist was, at first, fairly predictable - after all, out of all the Netflix Marvel TV series, it boasted the smallest following and the worst critical reception.
While the Disney-Netflix rivalry makes the Daredevil situation a bit more complicated, a little extra fan engagement never hurts. Marvel still owns the rights to these characters, and veteran television journalist Alan Sepinwall explains that they could technically wipe the slate clean, start over, and recast these shows if they want to.
The news was confirmed by Deadline. The hope is that the movement will become a trending topic that Netflix and Marvel execs simply can't ignore (like a Matt Murdoch fist to the face!), a movement so massive that they have no choice but to renew the series.
In the statement, Netflix assured viewers they will be able to catch up on Daredevil and other Marvel shows for a long time to come - there just won't be any more in the foreseeable future. "When we're lucky, it's so much more", Oleson tweeted.
Still, actor Charlie Cox brought the Daredevil character to life better than his predecessor Ben Affleck (who played him on the big screen). "Mostly I'll miss seeing the friends I've made everyday".
It's a shame, as every one of these shows pushed the boundaries for what you could do in the comic book genre. Perhaps on Disney's upcoming streaming service?
RIP Daredevil you sexy blind mofo.