As Disney readies its own streaming service, Disney+, Netflix has already canceled over half of Marvel's Defenders shows. While many fans initially hoped that those shows could find a second life on Disney+, that seems unlikely, especially since Marvel Studios has plans to begin expanding its brand on the smaller screen with shows such as Loki and Vision and Scarlet Witch.
That doesn't mean all hope is lost, though, since a new contender--Hulu--has stepped into the picture as a potential savior for those Marvel shows.
During Hulu's presentation at Television Critics Association, Craig Erwich, who serves as the senior vice president of originals for Hulu, seemed opened to the possibility of reviving shows such as Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage.
However, it's worth noting that doesn't necessarily mean anything is going to happen yet. Still, Disney's stake in the streaming giant is set to grow to an astounding 60% after the merger with 21st Century Fox this year, and Hulu may end up being the home for Marvel and Disney's adult-oriented content.
According to Erwich, Hulu and Marvel will continue to do work together, and he said that their working relationship has thus far proven to be more than good for both parties.
"Marvel has a ton of titles we’d be interested in," Erwich said when asked about possibly reviving the cancelled Netflix series. "It kind of just depends on when they’re ready, [and] who, most importantly, is going to be behind these things."
As of now, The Defenders, Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage are the only Marvel shows on Netflix to be cancelled, however, it's not expected that The Punisher and Jessica Jones will be renewed, either.
While it remains to be seen if these shows will find a new home with Hulu, the streaming service will carry four new adult animated series from Marvel, including Howard the Duck.
Marvel's current Hulu original series, Runaways, is also expected to return for a third season, so it's unlikely the relationship between the two is set to decline anytime soon.
Daredevil ran for three seasons on the streaming giant, while both Iron Fist and Luke Cage were cancelled after just two seasons each. While The Punisher has yet to be cancelled, it just wrapped its second season on the streaming giant. A premiere date for Jessica Jones hasn't been unveiled, but the show's third season is though to premiere later this summer.
(via The Wrap.)