While Daredevil Season 3 was arguably one of the better shows to hit Netflix from Marvel in recent memory, the world of Marvel on the streaming service seems as uncertain as ever. The Defenders won’t be getting a second season and the likes of Luke Cage and Iron Fist have both been canceling, leaving Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and The Punisher alone to push this pocket universe on.
But what fate is there in store for Daredevil? Its recent season seemed like a solid return to form, and unlike the other shows, it has yet to face the ax from the streaming giant. Well, something tells me we may be finding out before the year’s end. According to series writer Erik Oleson via his Twitter account, they’ve just pitched their vision for the next season to Netflix:
“Just pitched @netflix #Daredevil Season 4. Fingers crossed!”
You know what this means. Netflix will be turning their attention to their ratings spreadsheets to see if what they have in mind for the next season is worth their hard-earned dough.
But how has Season 3 of Daredevil fared in terms of ratings? As we’ve reported in the past, there does seem to be quite the case of diminishing returns with these shows. While we certainly can’t say much about the shows in terms of actual ratings (Netflix keeps those under lock and key), based on analyzing overall social media buzz…it wasn’t amazing. When last we checked, it had generated 75,000 posts on social media, which is compared to Seasons 1 and 2 275,000 and 200,000 posts, respectively.
Of course, this isn’t the end-all formula. There’s no telling how much buzz translates to ratings, and there was still room for Season 3 to bring in much more, when all said and done, but it seems like an unpromising trend. But, given how unpredictable the world of streaming is, I wouldn’t bet for or against the show.
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SOURCE: Erik Oleson