It's been half a year since Netflix officially cancelled Daredevil, and while fans wait out the clock to see if the series will ever return, more bad news has popped up for the superhero drama. It appears the show will miss out on an Emmy that seemed guaranteed to it after Season 3 -- the award for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie. Why? Because its amazingly epic 11-minute one shot action sequence is too long.
As described by Daredevil showrunner Erik Oleson on Twitter, there's a time limit as to how long a clip can be to be submitted for the Emmy. As fans can read below, the 11-minute sequence is well above the time limit a scene will allow for consideration, and therefore, ineligible to win.
Suffice to say, this is one of those head-scratching moments. It's even more confusing when the rules state that the reel clip can be a compilation of stunts from the entire series and not just one sequence provided the stunts fall within the eligibility time frame. The fact that a series could be awarded for several stunts over a season, and Daredevil can't be awarded for one impressive long fight scene seems really unfair.
Now, with that being said, the rules appear to state that Daredevil could have submitted a reel for consideration, but it would've had to have been chopped down. That might've destroyed the magic of how impressive the scene was, so it appears Marvel opted out of submitting the former Netflix series for that category. Instead, TVLine reported Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher will try for the award instead.
Now, this may not be the most devastating news for Daredevil, especially considering it doesn't really need Emmy recognition for executives and streaming services to understand there are fans who want this series back on television. The odds of that aren't exactly the best, although it isn't impossible to believe the characters of Netflix's cancelled shows won't return for a brief arc on another show once Marvel can use them once again.
What is disappointing is that Daredevil was denied a slot in an Emmy category it had a real shot at winning, and may end its run without ever capturing the prestigious award. It's unknown exactly what nominations Marvel is submitting Daredevil for in regards to the upcoming awards, but we'll know before too long as nominations will be announced Tuesday, July 16.
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