Netflix's slate of Marvel TV series are not as untouchable as many believed.
The streaming network has canceled Iron Fist after just two seasons, according to Deadline.
“Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix,” Marvel and Netflix announced in a joint statement.
“Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners," the statement continued.
"We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on.”
Finn Jones led the cast of this comic-book drama as Danny Rand, a presumed-dead man who returned to reclaim his family fortune and fight crime with the help of his Iron Fist.
Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Henwick, Jessica Stroup, and Sacha Dhawan were the supporting players throughout the show's two-season run.
Iron Fist launched on Netflix in March 2017. Unlike Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, the superhero drama failed to strike a chord with viewers and is currently certified rotten with just 19% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Iron Fist Season 2 featured quite the creative overhaul, and with a reduced episode order, it managed to tell a tighter storyline that was not quite as all over the place as its predecessor.
With the mostly positive response to the sophomore run, it was widely expected that Iron Fist would continue for more episodes, but Netflix has let the series go after just 23 installments.
The Deadline report does state that Marvel wanted the series to continue at Netflix, but the streamer was done with all things Iron Fist.
That does leave a chance the show could wind up Disney's upcoming streaming service.
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