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Netflix Launches Emmys Campaign for Daredevil, Other Marvel Shows

In anticipation of the Emmy Awards, Netflix has published its For Your Consideration page, which includes a few surprising additions. Among the slew of entries are four of Netflix’s five Marvel Television series, all of which were canceled in the past year.

In fact, 13 of the programs listed were canceled by Netflix. According to Business Insider, Netflix appears to see little to no value in series that run more than 10 episodes per season or 30 episodes overall, at which point they view it as too expensive to produce. The Marvel titles were surprisingly cancelled one by one within this past year.

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Despite its cancellation, the third season of Daredevil was received almost as strongly as its debut. However, the plug was pulled just a few days after its release, with Netflix passing on a pitch for a fourth season. Daredevil’s cancellation sparked a significant outcry in the community, complete with a #SaveDaredevil movement and a fan-purchased billboard in Times Square. Iron Fist and Luke Cage, both of which are also included on the For Your Consideration Page, were also cancelled.

The last of the series to air as of this writing, The Punisher is also included on the list. The Punisher was canceled shortly after airing its second season despite strong critical and fan reception. While Marvel titles are included on the forthcoming Disney+, the nature of contracts and airing rights means that new stories featuring the Netflix versions of these characters will not be included.

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Notably absent is critical darling Jessica Jones. Since its last season released in March 2018, it falls outside the eligibility window, which includes shows aired between June 1, 2018 and May 31. Despite already being announced as canceled, a third season is filmed and ready for release sometime later this year.

Now available on Netflix, Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 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.

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