‘Iron Fist’ Cancelled At Netflix After 2 Seasons
The first of ‘The Defenders’ has fallen and it’s Danny Rand, aka ‘Iron Fist‘. Netflix will not be renewing the show for a 3rd season it has been announced.
“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,” commented Marvel Television & Netflix in a joint statement. “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.”
The series starred Finn Jones as Danny Rand and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, who use the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist to fight crime and corruption in New York City. It would be fair to say, Season 1 of the show was the weakest of the initial Marvel/Netflix run. However, Season 2 was a huge improvement over its first outing and (not wanting to give away spoilers) left the characters in a very interesting place.
As the statement seems to hint, although the show is gone from Netflix, it may not be gone for good. One possibility would be to move the series over to Disney’s new streaming service. The other likelihood is that characters from ‘Iron Fist’ will pop up in the other Marvel/Netflix shows. At the moment, ‘Daredevil’, ‘Jessica Jones’, ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘The Punisher’ are all safe on the platform. ‘Daredevil’s 3rd season lands on Netflix later this month. ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher’ have already been renewed for new seasons, and a 3rd Season of ‘Luke Cage’ is expected to be announced. One other possibility would be to team up Cage and Rand into one show and make it a ‘Heroes For Hire’ series based on their comic book team-up.
Whether it’s on Disney’s new platform, or as part of the other Marvel/Netflix shows, I doubt it’s the last we’ve seen of ‘Iron Fist’.
‘Daredevil‘ Season 3 premieres on Netflix UK and around the world from Friday, 19th October 2018.