In November of 2018, Netflix announced the cancellation of Daredevil despite three critically acclaimed seasons. By March of 2022, all Marvel shows were removed from Netflix and migrated to Disney+.
Actor Vincent D'Onofrio, who played Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, previously stated his belief that it was the creation of Disney+ which ultimately led to the show's cancellation.
"I don’t think any of us were okay. I think that we were like, 'Oh okay, we had a hit show and now it’s gone.' You know, at the same time the group #SaveDaredevil started to rise, we started to learn the reasons why that happened and so we understood what Marvel was doing because Disney+ coming out," he told Marvel News Desk.
"You know when you’re in this business a long time like we have all been, it kind of made sense business-wise. What didn’t make sense to us was why we wouldn’t continue that show or the idea of how that worked and how well it worked.
"Conceptually, I think we were disappointed but I think we all understood what was going on and it was sort of was inevitable. In this business you learn to accept things because you know it's a business in the end and there’s nothing you can really do about it."
Daredevil to return on Disney+
The original debut series told the story of Matt Murdoch, a lawyer by day and a masked hero by night who patrolled Hell's Kitchen in New York. Though blind, Murdoch has the ability to utilise his heightened other senses to fight crime.
It starred Cox as Murdoch, D'Onofrio as Fisk, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Franklin 'Foggy' Nelson, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle/The Punisher among others.
Loyal fans were upset when it was cancelled four years ago, with #SaveDaredevil becoming a popular social media trend in the immediate aftermath.
Hope for further Daredevil shows was raised after Cox recently appeared as the character in Spider-Man: No Way Home as Peter Parker's lawyer, while D'Onofrio appeared as Fisk in Hawkeye.
Variety reports that a new series is indeed happening and will be written and produced by Matt Corman and Chris Ord, most famed for creating the USA Network series Covert Affairs.
Marvel has not officially announced the project as of yet.