- Netflix canceled its remaining Marvel TV shows on Monday, “The Punisher” and “Jessica Jones.”
- The third season of “Jessica Jones” will still be released, though.
- Data provided to Business Insider showed how the Netflix Marvel series were in trouble.
Netflix’s Marvel purge is complete.
The streaming giant canceled the remainder of its Marvel TV shows on Monday, “The Punisher” and “Jessica Jones,” Deadline first reported. Netflix released the second season of “The Punisher” last month, and will still release the third, and final, season of “Jessica Jones.” A release date hasn’t been announced yet.
“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,” Netflix said in a statement to Deadline.
Netflix canceled three other Marvel shows last year – “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” and “Daredevil” – suggesting “The Punisher” and “Jessica Jones” were on the chopping block, as well. The news comes as Disney, which owns Marvel, prepares to launch its own streaming service called Disney+ to compete with Netflix later this year.
But there were signs that Netflix’s Marvel shows were in trouble regardless.
Data provided to Business Insider showed that interest in the shows had dropped significantly since their first seasons. A social-media analysis by Crimson Hexagon in October, after “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist” were canceled, showed that buzz around the two shows, as well as for “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,”had fallen dramatically over time.
Data from analytics company Jumpshot showed that viewership for “The Punisher” season two dropped 40% in its first weekend of release last month compared to 2017’s first season.
Read more of Business Insider’s coverage of Netflix’s Marvel shows:
- Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’ viewership is down 40%, but there’s a sliver of hope for fans of the Marvel show
- Data predicted Netflix would cancel ‘Daredevil,’ and its remaining Marvel shows are probably next
- Fans are calling for Netflix to renew ‘Daredevil,’ but data shows interest in the show has fallen off
- Netflix canceled Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘Iron Fist’ in the span of a month, and it could show a strategy shift
- Interest in Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘Iron Fist’ dropped dramatically over time, and its other Marvel shows could also be in trouble
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