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Daredevil is done at Netflix, and even though the odds of it returning anytime soon are looking slim, some fans are doing all they can to change that. One fan petition in particular has gained some steam on the internet, thanks in part to a member of the show's cast sending some people its way. Vincent D'Onofrio posted a link to the #SaveDaredevil campaign on his social media and became the unexpected hero of fans everywhere.
Vincent D'Onofrio's support of the petition helped immensely, as signatures reportedly increased on the petition by 10,000 in the day following his share. D'Onofrio continued to support the petition after his initial share and has been retweeting others thanking him for sharing the cause or talking about what a great idea bringing back Daredevil is. Clearly, it seems as though D'Onofrio isn't ready to be done playing Wilson Fisk.
The wish of the #SaveDaredevil campaign is simple. The document requests that Marvel Television work out a mutually beneficial deal that allows Daredevil to continue on with Season 4 on Netflix or another platform. If that's not an option, the petition asks instead that Marvel can use the characters from the show and original cast in future Marvel projects. Beyond signing the petition, users are encouraged to send personal emails to Marvel or napkins that read "Nelson, Murdock & Page."
As of writing, the current situation is that Marvel apparently cannot use Daredevil or its characters for a period of two years following Netflix's cancellation. That means that unless Marvel/Disney can figure out another deal with Netflix, the earliest Daredevil could return on any platform is 2020. For a fan that thoroughly enjoyed Season 3 of the Marvel drama, that's a hard pill to swallow.
Marvel might just wait out the clock and make Season 4 of Daredevil in 2020, but there's no harm in fans seeing if they can't prod the company to get things moving a little faster. After all, quite a few fanbases were effective in prodding companies to act in their show's best interest in 2018, and its hard to believe Daredevil isn't at least as worth fighting for as some of those programs.
If Daredevil does return to television, there's a good chance it won't be on Netflix. Reports have surfaced the streaming service cancelled the drama in spite of the fact it was one of its most popular shows to date. While the exact reasoning behind Netflix's cancellation of Daredevil isn't known, there's been speculation the move was made in preparation for Disney's upcoming launch of its own streaming service, Disney+.
While Daredevil Season 4 doesn't seem likely anytime soon, superhero fans can still stream Seasons 1-3 on Netflix. Fair warning, now might not be the best time for a binge session, however, as 2019 is already popping off with some big returns and premieres of great television shows. Check out what all is coming by heading over to our midseason premiere guide.