Streaming giant Netflix hasn’t been afraid of calling it a day with their original content.They have cancelled plenty of TV shows in the past, yet
Streaming giant Netflix hasn’t been afraid of calling it a day with their original content.
They have cancelled plenty of TV shows in the past, yet 2018 has seen them make some rather shocking decisions, especially with their Marvel properties.
It could be argued that Daredevil helped Netflix to become the streaming force it is today, yet this year they announced that Matt Murdock’s (played by Charlie Cox) adventures have come to an end.
But Daredevil wasn’t the only casualty, and this article will serve as a guide to which cancelled Netflix TV shows are worth a binge session before it’s too late.
This year saw Netflix call it a day – or a night – on Marvel’s Daredevil, and fans were both shocked and saddened by the news.
It was a shock because season three was well received by the critics, and there was a lot more of the story to tell.
Charlie Cox was a brilliant Daredevil – some may say he was the best Daredevil ever put to screen.
Matt Murdock was blinded as a child, and the series told the story of how he became Daredevil and protected the people of Hells Kitchen against injustice.
Matt wouldn’t only fight crime by night, but by day he worked as a lawyer.
Daredevil to Iron Fist: The cancelled Netflix shows you need to watch now
Daredevil to Iron Fist: Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock
It wasn’t a good year for Netflix’s Marvel TV shows, and Luke Cage was the first of them to be cancelled.
The show had been into its second season, which many critics said was better than the first.
However, Mike Colter’s Luke Cage, despite being one of Marvel’s most resistant superheroes, wasn’t able to go beyond the second round.
The news, which came in October, came after it was reported the scripts for season three had been delivered to Netflix and Marvel.
It was suggested that the third season would be a shorter run: ten episodes as opposed to 13.
Daredevil to Iron Fist: Mike Colter as Luke Cage
Daredevil to Iron Fist: Finn Jones as Iron Fist and Mike Colter as Luke Cage
The third, and for the time being, the final Marvel Netflix TV show to be cancelled in 2018 was Iron Fist.
The first season of Iron Fist wasn’t particularly well received.
In fact, the show’s first season was the lowest rated season of any of the Marvel Netflix TV shows on Metacritic.
However, the second season was a vast improvement on the first, but it still wasn’t enough to give it a third season.
The series was led by Finn Jones, and he did have some memorable moments as Daniel Rand, a.k.a. Iron Fist. Unfortunately, they were not all in his own show.
Iron Fist also turned up in The Defenders and Luke Cage season two.
He and Luke Cage forged a close friendship which fans really appreciated, yet it looks like they won’t get to see the two of them on screen together again.
Daredevil to Iron Fist: Finn Jones as Iron Fist
American Vandal is one of the best Netflix TV shows you probably haven’t watched and the best way to describe it is as a true crime mockumentary.
The show had two seasons, and each season followed a different case, both of them entirely fictional, yet utterly compelling.
The first season saw high school kids, Peter Maldonado and Sam Ecklund, try to get to the bottom of who vandalised 27 cars in the high school car park.
Dylan Maxwell was accused of the crime and expelled from school for it, yet Peter and Sam aren’t so so sure he’s the real culprit.
Daredevil to Iron Fist: Peter Maldonado and Sam Ecklund in American Vandal
The second season took things up a notch with a brand new case which saw Peter and Sam trail to a Catholic high school to try and get to the bottom of a new mystery.
This time around they were on the hunt for a prankster who called him or herself, The Turd Burglar.
Sadly, Netflix decided to cancel the show after only two seasons, and it remains one of the best shows they’ve ever made.
It took the formula set out by actual true crime shows such as Making A Murderer, The Innocent Man, The Confession Tapes, and The Staircase and turned it on its head.
Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and American Vandal are all available to stream on Netflix now.