The first Marvel Television on Netflix has been canceled, as there will not be a third season of Marvel’s Iron Fist. The series was the fourth original series in the partnership between Marvel Television and Netflix, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage (The Punisher was later added as well). The second season of Iron Fist launched on September 7th.
“Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix. 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. 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,” Netflix and Marvel said in a statement on Friday (via The Hollywood Reporter).
While the first season was panned by critics, the reviews improved for Season 2, but it looks like the audience did not return for a second time.
Iron Fist was also part of the limited series Marvel’s The Defenders, which hit Netflix in August of 2017. The next series to air as part of the Marvel and Netflix partnership will the the third season of Marvel’s Daredevil, launching on October 19.
Marvel’s Iron Fist follows the journey of Danny Rand as he fulfills his destiny as the Immortal Weapon. In the series, billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist. The first season debuted on the streaming service on March 17, 2017.