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29 November 2018 @ 08:43 pm
You're the Devil of Hell's Kitchen.  
++ Welp. Netflix just cancelled Daredevil, despite its third season being well-received and even considered the best season of the show yet. I guess this is the death of the Netflix Marvel universe after all. Only Jessica Jones and The Punisher are left, and who knows how long before both are ruthlessly axed as well. This is really shitty, mostly because it's obviously part of the streaming service wars (Netflix vs. Disney) and it's just a downward spiral of them just cancelling their entire Marvel lineup left and right. This also doesn't reflect well on Netflix in general because it further demonstrates that they'll cancel anything no matter how high the ratings. Their Marvel lineup was considered the best, the most successful, and the most popular and they're throwing it all away over some bullshit streaming war nonsense. Basically, it's a stupid business decision and Netflix, along with the Disney streaming service, can go fucking choke.

++ There has been an announcement about a global rewatch of Sense8 on Netflix in December in hopes of getting enough attention for there to be a third season made. This has been something that has been in the works for a while, and although I don't know how much of a success this'll do (since us getting a two-hour finale special was a damn miracle in itself), this kind of passion and determination is something I love to see in fandom. If nothing else though, whether Sense8 miraculously gets a third season it rightfully deserves or not, I just want Netflix to officially release the DVD/Blurays of the entire series. I think we deserve at least that much after everything.

++ Sony officially released a "romcom" trailer for Venom to promote the release of the Bluray. This is excellent marketing since it embraces the reasons why people ended up enjoying the movie in the first place, aka the Symbrock (Eddie/Venom) relationship. I'm just so pleased by this.

++ Meanwhile, we finally have the trailer for Marvel's Runaways second season. I'm so hype for it.
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Naomi: Daredevil Karen shootingfrelling_tralk on November 30th, 2018 09:44 pm (UTC)
I’ve really been struggling to make sense of the decision to cancel Daredevil :( I know there was speculation that it might be a possibility after Iron Fist and Luke Cage were cancelled, but I honestly thought there wasn’t much to worry about with Daredevil because it’s always had so much more hype and fan attention than the other shows quite honestly. Even the actors were saying on twitter that they didn’t think cancellation was anything to worry about, and the showrunner was talking about having pitched season 4 to Netflix already.

I’m just soo disappointed right now, and I’m not ready to hear Netflix’s bullshit reasoning on why they cancelled it. No one thinks that it makes sense to cancel a show after a stellar third season, simply because of supposedly wanting to end on a high note. We’re not talking about a show that was on its last legs here, it’s only had three seasons of 13 episodes, and there’s clearly still more story left to tell with what they were setting up with Bullseye, just wtf Netflix?!
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on November 30th, 2018 10:07 pm (UTC)
Even the actors were saying on twitter that they didn’t think cancellation was anything to worry about, and the showrunner was talking about having pitched season 4 to Netflix already.

Which makes me feel even more horrible for them because it seemed like they were absolutely certain that they were going to get renewed, that there was no indication from Netflix that they were to be cancelled. Like, we can rant about us, as fans, being deprived of the good storytelling which is bad enough, but these are people with jobs that they thought were secure. And then Netflix pulls the rug from underneath them without any kind of warning, leaving them without a job. I know that's part of the business within the industry, but it's still so disrespectful to them.

I want to blame the Netflix/Disney rivalry over ownership and rights and all of that, because that's what it essentially boils down to. Netflix doesn't want to give Disney an inch so they cancel their most successful Marvel show to prevent them reclaiming Marvel property. At least, that is the most popular theory many are having because all of this started happening when the Disney streaming service ended up making headway. But really, it's just bad business moves all around.

I think most people are trying to wrap their minds over this, because it's so nonsensical. I know that some are trying to get it renewed, but unless Netflix takes it back and uncancels all the Marvel shows or allows another streaming service like Hulu (aka their competitor) to renew it, the chances are incredibly slim.
Naomi: Daredevil Matt by iwillnotdancefrelling_tralk on November 30th, 2018 10:43 pm (UTC)
Definitely, Charlie Cox has always seemed like such a big fan of the role, and it must be especially disappointing too for the actor playing Bullseye to have the show cut off so soon when he was only just starting to get into this new role. This article https://www.slashfilm.com makes it clear that the writers really were completely blindsided by the cancellation when they were already preparing for season 4 😢 (ETA Weird the article didn’t link properly, but anyway it basically links to a tweet from one of the writers saying that they had a really cool season 4 planned out in its entirety https://twitter.com/havensam/status/1068350428687912960?s=21 )

I’ve seen some articles suggesting that interest has been down season on season when it comes to social media buzz, but that’s surely something that Netflix should have been prepared for because no show can live up to the hype and attention that a new show gets when it launches for the first time, but the response to season 3 was still so positive and Daredevil had been trending on twitter even before news of the cancellation. Considering that, I really think that Netflix owes the fans and the people behind the show a better explanation than claiming that they randomly decided to end it so that they could close on a high note

Edited at 2018-11-30 10:46 pm (UTC)
Renée: BSG. Natalie is not pleased.rogueslayer452 on December 1st, 2018 03:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, I saw that tweet and I just feel so bad for them. It just fucking sucks all around for everyone. Knowing that they were so hyped for the fourth season, having it all planned out, riding the wave of the success and praise of the third season, believing that they were safe for at least another season, it is understandable how painfully blindsided they all must feel. :(

I have no time or whatever excuse Netflix decides to do. After the injustice of what they did to Sense8 (yes, it was expensive to produce, but they didn't even give an explanation for the cancellation at all and continued to disrespect and belittle the fans for wanting answers and for creating such noise for wanting the show renewed) I don't trust anything they have to say. But I do agree that they owe the cast/crew and the fans like renewing the show.