Ahead of Disney's streaming platform launch, Netflix drops Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’

Disney will also assume about $13.7 billion of Fox's net debt in the deal. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 30, 2018, 01.40 PM (IST)

As Disney gears to launch its own streaming platform Disney+, Netflix has now decided to drop Marvel’s live-action show ‘Daredevil’. This comes after they have cancelled ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘Iron Fist’.

A Netflix spokesperson said in a statement, “Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. 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. 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.”

The spokesperson added: “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.”

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