It’s lights out for Marvel’s“Iron Fist”, as Netflix cancels the kung-fu superhero series after just two seasons. On Friday, Marvel and Netflix issued a joint statement to Deadline on the show’s cancellation.
“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” they continued. “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.”
Marvel’s “Iron Fist” is the fourth and final Defender with Finn Jones (“Game of Thrones”) as Danny Rand, a billionaire who returns to New York after being presumed dead for 15 years. On a mission to reclaim both his name and birthright at Rand Enterprises, Danny is also on a mission to fight evil and corruption, and injustice as the immortal weapon called the Iron Fist. Known as the kid with the glowing fist, Danny Rand/Iron Fist worked alongside “Daredevil”, “Jessica Jones” (Krysten Ritter) and “Luke Cage” (Mike Colter) in saving New York from the Hand as Marvel’s “The Defenders”.
I have an enormous amount of love and respect for everyone involved with the last two seasons of the show” Jones posted on his Instagram page. “Defending the greatest city in the world amongst the most talented and warmest people has been a privilege and a joy. Blessed to have taken this journey and grateful for the ongoing support.”
After a so-so first season, Marvel’s “Iron Fist”found its sophomore chi with Danny keeping his promise to Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox) to protect New York City following “The Defenders”, as he and Colleen (Jessica Henwick) are aided by NYPD detective Misty Knight (Simone Missick) in the fight to protect their neighborhood. Not only that, season two continued the growing partnership/friendship between Colleen and Misty as the crime-fighting duo entitled the Daughters of the Dragon.
However, Deadline reported that the immortal Iron Fist and his friends may “live on” through Disney’s streaming service that is set to launch sometime next year.
Marvel’s “Iron Fist” is still available on Netflix.