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Yahoo! TVFeb 18, 2019
Why the Marvel-Netflix TV Partnership Disintegrated
In 2015, the Netflix/Marvel Television partnership appeared to have a long future ahead. The shared setting that kicked off with "Daredevil" was supposed to be the television equivalent of the hugely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has produced some of the highest-grossing films of all time.But four years later, it's over. On Monday Netflix canceled both "The Punisher," whose second season premiered last month, and "Jessica Jones," whose third season will stream later this year. They were Marvel's last remaining live-action Netflix shows — "Daredevil" was cancelled in November, and "Luke Cage" and "Iron Fist" both got the ax in October.So, what happened? Put simply, Disney and Netflix have turned from partners into rivals.Also Read: Hulu Is Open to 'Daredevil' or 'Luke Cage': Originals Boss Cites 'Good Creative Relationship' With MarvelIn 2017, Disney announced that its exclusive licensing agreement with Netflix would expire at the end of 2018, and that it was building its own Disney-branded streaming service, now known as Disney and set to launch later this year. Disney said at the time that the Marvel Netflix shows wouldn't be affected by the change, but in 2018 it announced that Disney will be home to at least one new Marvel TV show — and people with knowledge of the matter told TheWrap that two other shows are being developed.These new shows will hail from Marvel Studios instead of Marvel Television, and unlike the Netflix shows, they'll be explicitly connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and will fe
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