So it is official. No more Daredevil seasons on Netflix.
“We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note,” the company said in a statement. “We’re thankful to showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years.
— Netflix cancels Daredevil after three seasons by The Verge
I like to think that this is a good thing.
Daredevil has been my favourite of the Defender’s series on Netflix. I just like the characters and story that has been told in each of the seasons. Like any good story, it should come to a close. Yes, Daredevil could go on and on, but I think it would fall into the same problem that so many long-running series have at the moment and that’s fatigue.
You just can keep putting out season after season and expect to maintain a high degree of storytelling. The Walking Dead has suffered from this in the past. Episodes were strung out to tell part of a bigger story. There have been quite a few episodes over the last few seasons where I’ve wondered what the point of that episode is.
Sure we’ll no longer see new episodes of Daredevil on Netflix, but I like the fact that as a story it has a beginning, middle and end. It’s something I would like to see more of in television series instead of continually dragging them on.