Netflix have confirmed to variety and Deadline that they will not be renewing “Iron Fist” for a third season. Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the series starred Finn Jones as Danny Rand, a martial arts expert with a mystical power called the “Iron Fist.” Season 2 of the Marvel series started streaming worldwide last month and received great reviews from fans, and was praised for the improvements made after the much slated first season. However it seems it was not enough to save it.
Representatives from Netflix and Marvel said in a statement:
“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 show-runners. 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.”
This is the first of Netflix’s Marvel shows to be cancelled, the shows seem to be fairing much better A third season of the Krysten Ritter led “Jessica Jones” was order in April and a third season of fellow Defender “Luke Cage” is expected to get the formal go-ahead any day now. The first Marvel series to appear on the streamer back in 2015, The third season of “Daredevil” is about to launch on Netflix on October 19. Whilst it seems unlikely that we’ll get a second season of The “Defenders” it we may see Finn Jones reprise his role alongside Jessica Henwick’s Colleen Wing by popping up in Netflix’s other Marvel shows.