Daredevil: Cancelled or Renewed?

If there was one show that I felt was a sleeper hit in the last decade or so, it would be ‘Daredevil’. It is probably one of the first shows that I binged watched as well. While it would be a bit ignorant to say that the show is about “a blind lawyer who fights crime at night”, it suffices the premise of the show aptly. Charlie Cox’s emotionally powerful and subtle performance lifts this extremely well-crafted show, but it is Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk who steals the show. The best villain on television probably.

Daredevil Season 3 Cast: Who’s in it?

Season 3 saw an addition of three new members. Wilson Bethel was cast as a series regular in the capacity of an FBI agent. Joanne Whalley and Amy Rutberg were also cast in pivotal roles that of Maggie and Marci Stahl respectively. While off the screen, there had been a change of title of the showrunners. Erik Oleson (‘Man on the High Castle’ fame) replaced Petrie and Ramirez as showrunner for the season, which had come as a bit of a shock for the fans who were extremely satisfied with the job the duo did.

If and when season 4 is renewed, the main cast would be expected to assume their roles once again. “Let’s just say we have now seen the origin of Bullseye, and there are many, many stories yet to tell with this cast of characters,” Oleson said in an interview.

Daredevil Season 3 Plot: What’s it about?

Whenever comic books are adapted into television shows, the original story arcs are never retained. Netflix had completely new ideas for Daredevil season three. Season three picked up directly from the ending of the spin-off miniseries, ‘The Punisher’, that sees Matt Murdock waking up in a convent surrounded by nuns after being presumed dead. That particular sequence of events implies the “Born Again” story-arc, which the star of the show, Charlie Cox has called “an amazing story” and that the implications of the story on the season “would be very exciting”. The actor had gone on to tease that “There are some awesome things that are very much in the history of Fisk and Daredevil, that people have been waiting for. We’ve already put some of that stuff in the can, and there’s a lot more to do.”

Vincent D’Onofrio’s return was indubitably the most exciting news on television right now. His sensational performance as Wilson Fisk won hearts and put fear in people in the first season. “We made a deal, before the first season, that I could come in and out of the show,” Vincent D’Onofrio told Collider. “It’s still very emotional. The character is evolving. His whole deal is based on emotion, so we’re taking him down that role further.”

Season 3 was the first time that an appearance from ‘Kingpin’ was seen. In case a Season 4 had happened (unfortunately it is not happening anymore), he would have appeared as the ‘ultimate Kingpin. Oleson had his own thoughts on the series. He said: “Whether season 4 goes in that direction or another, Bullseye will be living and breathing in this world because we’ve now seen how he has been created.”

Daredevil Season 4 Air Date: When does it premiere?

There was a rumor going around that in the wake of the cancellation of Iron Fist and Luke Cage by Netflix, many are of the opinion that Daredevil will be discontinued too. Marvel TV hadn’t teased Daredevil season 3 during their Netflix panel at Comic-Con 2018. Well, the sad news is that all those rumors have been confirmed to be true. On Nov 29, 2018, Netflix issued the following statement declaring the cancellation of the show.

“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 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.”

The rush of cancellations of Marvel shows have made many fans worried about the future of the remaining Netflix properties. We all can only hope that this is the last of the series of cancellations that Netflix has announced recently.

Daredevil Season 3 Trailer

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