Marvel TV Head Promises More From The Cancelled Netflix Characters

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With the news of the cancellations of Jessica Jones and The Punisher, the Marvel-Netflix partnership has come to its conclusion. It’s certainly been a fiery end to some pretty good television.

But does that mean we won’t ever see these characters and actors again? According to Marvel TV Head, Jeph Loeb, fans should not lose hope quite yet.

On, Loeb wrote to fans thanking them for their support and teasing that this is not the end for these characters.

You can read the letter below:

“It had never been done before.

Four separate television series, each with different super-talented showrunners, writers, directors, cast and crew, coming out months apart and then…

…they would meet in a single event series all set in the heart of New York City.

We called them The Defenders.

And together we were thrilled by stories of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and even the Punisher joined in!

They said it couldn’t be done.

But Marvel assembled amazing teams to write, produce, direct, edit, and score 13 seasons and 148 one-hour episodes.

Take a moment and go online and look at the dazzling list of actors, writers, directors, and musicians who graced us with the very best of their craft.

We loved each and every minute of it.

And we did it all for you — the fans — who cheered for us around the world and made all the hard work worth it.

So, Thank You!

On behalf of everyone at Marvel Television, we couldn’t be more proud or more grateful to our audience.

Our Network partner may have decided they no longer want to continue telling the tales of these great characters… but you know Marvel better than that.

As Matthew Murdock’s Dad once said, ‘The measure of a man is not how he gets knocked to the mat, it’s how he gets back up.’

To be continued…!

– Jeph Loeb and all of us at Marvel Television”

It looks like Marvel still has plans for these characters, which fills us with hope. There was still a lot of potential for each series and to, perhaps, see them crossover again.

Currently, you can see the shows on Netflix. Jessica Jones has a third season that will be released later in 2019.

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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