Iron Fist: Netflix cancels Marvel series despite strong season 2


Netflix has officially chosen not to move forward with a third season of Iron Fist.

According to Deadline, the streaming giant has canceled one of its popular Marvel series. Both Marvel and Netflix released a joint statement regarding the cancellation of Iron Fist, however, neither party specified the exact reasoning. While the series was easily the least popular of the Defenders franchise, a creative retooling invigorated the show in season 2.

"“Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew, and showrunners. We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on.”"

The statement certainly hints at the possibility of Danny Rand appearing on other Netflix properties. In the season 2 finale, hints of a Daughters of the Dragon team-up were prevalent and led many to speculate Netflix was looking into the possibility.

However, the most obvious meaning of Iron Fist living on is the show migrating to Disney streaming. The impending launch of their streaming service has called in to question how long the partnership with Netflix will last. Deadline reports that Marvel was hoping to see Danny Rand continue on Netflix but that the possibility of his show moving to Disney streaming is now in consideration. Does that mean the other Defenders will follow?

It seems like that question could be answered sooner rather than later. Marvel’s Daredevil debuts on October 19 and is one of the most highly anticipated new seasons. The ratings for the series should be strong, so hopefully, Netflix makes a decision on a renewal quickly.

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In the meantime, Jessica Jones and Punisher will both debut their next seasons on Netflix as well. No word yet on Luke Cage, however, Deadline reports the series is also expected to stay put for the time being. Hopefully, Danny Rand, Colleen Wing, the Meachum siblings, and Typhoid Mary are able to live on in some form on the other series.

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