Iron Fist has been cancelled by Netflix. It’s the first of the streaming giant’s Marvel shows to get the chop, only a few weeks after Season 2 premiered on the service.
The news of Iron Fist‘s cancellation was reported by Deadline, which was given a joint statement by Netflix and Marvel Television. “Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix,” the statement said. “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. 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.”
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) October 13, 2018
Iron Fist was one of four initial Marvel shows that were produced by Netflix. But while Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage were well received by critics and fans, the first season of Iron Fist, which was released in March 2017, was met with mostly negative reviews. A new showrunner was brought in for Season 2, and most reviews agreed that it was an improvement over the first season. However, it has not been enough to save the show.
Don’t be suprised if Iron Fist eventually gets resurrected on the upcoming Disney streaming service down the line.