In November 2018, fans and critics alike were stunned when Netflix's highly acclaimed series Daredevil was canceled. Although other Marvel shows on the platform like Iron Fist and Luke Cage were already given the ax, many believed Daredevil would be safe. Then, as the cancelations began to mount, many speculated the reasoning was because of Disney's plans to release its own streaming platform, and some rightfully assumed the shows would find new life on Disney+. However, according to Deborah Ann Woll, who played Karen Page on Daredevil, The Punisher and The Defenders, a revival doesn't seem likely.
"They're going to put their energy into something else and I'm going to start focusing on doing that as well," Woll said in an interview with ComicBookMovie.com. "I've heard absolutely nothing about resurrecting it in any way and I think the chances of that are pretty slim."
Before the cancelation, the groundwork for Season 4 was being laid, and stars like Woll and Vincent D'Onofrio were looking forward to the show's next chapter. Like showrunner Erik Oleson, who was stunned the series was canceled after such strong ratings, Woll confirmed she was just as surprised when the news hit.
"I was sad when it happened," she said. "More because I just didn't know it was coming. Normally, you'd say goodbye and get people's email addresses and you'd maybe steal something from the set, but because we had a really strong final season, we were all pretty sure we were coming back, but then we saw Luke Cage and Iron Fist go, we started to think maybe it was 50/50 and then when they let us go, I thought, 'Oh, they're going in another direction.'"
Disney+ is set to launch on November 12, almost an entire year after Daredevil's cancelation was announced. The service will feature several new Marvel projects, including a Loki show, a Hawkeye show and Falcon & Winter Soldier, all of which feature actors from the MCU films. Meanwhile, Marvel and Netflix will release the third and final season of Jessica Jones sometime this year.
Now available on Netflix, Season 3 of Marvel’s Daredevil stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Joanne Whalley as Sister Maggie, Wilson Bethel as Benjamin Poindexter, Jay Ali as Rahul “Ray” Nadeem and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.