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First Iron Fist was cancelled in spite of a much improved 2nd season, now this. I am convinced that Disney is behind these decisions, not Netflix. We know that Disney has their own streaming service releasing in 2019, and it is believed that all of the Marvel Netflix shows will be moving over to the Disney streaming service once it releases because the Netflix Marvel deal was not a multi-year contract, but rather the IP's were licensed out on a season by season basis. I have a strong feeling that Disney are cancelling Iron Fist and Luke Cage so that they can premiere Heroes for Hire (Luke Cage + Iron Fist) and Daughters of the Dragon (Colleen Wing + Misty Knight) on the Disney streaming service. 



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Oh damn! :(



"In response to a question about Disney's streaming service and its impact on their Marvel TV shows, Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told investors during an earnings call that only they have the power to cancel their live-action Marvel TV properties. According to Inverse, Sarandos said, "Those shows are for us to cancel, and we’re super happy with their performance so far.""

So apparently Disney can't make Netflix cancel the series, it was their own decision. If any of the two were going to go it was these.



Barkley said:
"In response to a question about Disney's streaming service and its impact on their Marvel TV shows, Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told investors during an earnings call that only they have the power to cancel their live-action Marvel TV properties. According to Inverse, Sarandos said, "Those shows are for us to cancel, and we’re super happy with their performance so far.""

So apparently Disney can't make Netflix cancel the series, it was their own decision. If any of the two were going to go it was these.

The thing is though, the deal was not multi-year, as far as I have been able to find, Disney has been licensing out the Marvel Netflix shows on a year by year basis. So Disney may have effectively cancelled these two shows by neglecting to give Netflix another year on the deal. It takes Netflix a year or more to do a new season for one of these shows (longest was the gap between Jessica Jones season 1 and 2), so with a year by year deal, Disney can effectively cancel the shows by not giving them another year. 

I really think that Daredevil season 3 and Punisher season 2 will be the last 2 seasons of any Marvel show on Netflix. I have a feeling that Disney has declined to give Netflix another year on the licenses for all 5 of these shows, and that Netflix only had enough time to finish Daredevil season 3 and Punisher season 2 before the licenses expire. I think we will see Daredevil, Punisher, Jessica Jones, Heroes for Hire, and Daughters of the Dragon all appear on the Disney streaming service after it releases. I could be wrong of course, but I find it highly suspicious that the two that have been cancelled are the two that needed to be cancelled to make Heroes for Hire and Daughters of the Dragon work. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 20 October 2018

"A source tells The Hollywood Reporter the cancellation was due to creative differences and the inability to agree to terms for a third season of the show"

Yep, sounds like Disney effectively cancelled the show by not giving Marvel the license for another year. They definitely want Heroes for Hire and Daughters of the Dragon on their new streaming service, I'm sure of it.



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Well maybe Amazon can pick it up.



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It was only a matter of time when Disney announced they were going to have their own streaming service.

Everyone enjoy all the Disney/Marvel/Star Wars you can get from Netflix, it'll all be gone before you know it!



Disney is just the fucking worst.