We don’t know about you, but we’re getting a little tired of Netflix canceling female-led shows. We’re still mourning the loss of The Break with Michelle Wolf and Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite. And now, we have to say goodbye to yet another good one. On February 18th, news broke that both Jessica Jones and The Punisher are officially ending. Yep, Netflix just canceled their two remaining Marvel series.
“Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix,” Netflix said in a statement, Deadline reports. “Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come.”
The statement continued: “In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel’s Jessica Jones. “We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others.”
While we’re devastated that Netflix canceled Jessica Jones, there is a tiny bit of good news. Production already finished on Season 3 and Netflix fully intends to release it sometime in 2019. So at least we’ll get a few more episodes before we have to say goodbye.
Fans of Jessica Jones and The Punisher took to Twitter to express their disappointment.
We’ll miss you, Jessica Jones. But we’ll always have reruns.