The inaugural season of Marvel’s Iron Fist was poorly received by critics and fans, but it showed significant improvement in the sophomore season. But if you were hoping that the third season would be even better, bad news is that there isn’t going to be one.
Netflix has officially redlined the Marvel Television series after airing two seasons. In a joint statement (via Deadline), the streaming service and the television studio have confirmed that the show won’t return for a third season. After expressing gratitude to the cast members, crew, showrunners and fans, they add:
While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on.
If you are wondering what that segment of the official statement means, it’s possible that they are teasing the return of Danny Rand in other Marvel shows. And that’s more than just a mere speculation. Entertainment Weekly confirms in a new report that the character will continue to appear in the Marvel universe.
On Instagram, lead actor Finn Jones has posted a statement after Netflix pulled the plug on Iron Fist. He writes:
With every end is a new beginning. I have an enormous amount of love and respect for everyone involved with the last two seasons of this show. Defending the greatest city in the world amongst the most talented and warmest people has been a privilege and a joy. Blessed to have taken this journey and grateful for the ongoing support.
Iron Fist is the second Marvel show to be cancelled at Netflix, with The Defenders being the first one. Daredevil Season 3 is arriving in less than week and Marvel hopes to make three more seasons of that show. Netflix has already renewed Jessica Jones for a third season. According to Deadline, Luke Cage Season 3 is expected to get the formal go-ahead any day now.