As one of the shows that is really putting Netflix on the map in terms of being a creator of amazing original content, Daredevil has treated the world to a stellar two seasons so far. The first season was a true masterpiece of television, with every tiny detail carefully considered to the extent that there was hardly a fault to be found in the casting, the dialogue, the soundtrack… well, all of it. The second season proved a worthy follow up, with so many pieces falling perfectly into place. It opened the door for other darker Marvel shows, like Jessica Jones, to get screen time and even has a spin-off on the way in the form of Punisher.A third season of Daredevil has been promised for fans who are already aching for more. But it has now been announced that it’s not likely to be ready to view until 2018.
This is a departure for the pace the show has kept so far. Of course, when a show is only broadcast on Netflix, it takes a hell of a lot less time to get through a season. In the olden days, you had to wait a week between each episode, meaning that sometimes it could take months to get through a single season of a show. Now, with enough stamina, you can manage a season in a weekend.
The second season of Daredevil was released eleven months after the first season, so the lengthy wait for the third seems a bit out of place.
The fact is that the Daredevil himself Charlie Cox is due to be busy for the foreseeable future shooting The Defenders, which will see Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage come together in one sure to be epic show. The new show will be shooting before the end of 2016, but will still push back the shooting dates of Daredevil season 3 until at least 2017, making it highly unlikely that a finished product will be ready for our viewing pleasure until the year after.
Hopefully The Defenders will provide us with enough Matt Murdock to tide us over for the long break.