The ax continues to fall on Marvel’s series at Netflix. Daredevil, which launched the Marvel universe on the streaming platform, has been canceled after three seasons. The move comes on the heels of Netflix canceling Iron Fist and Luke Cage last month – but Daredevil seems to have an afterlife elsewhere.
That moment when you ask for something original and they offer you the reductive.
It is a truth universally acknowledged — when a company (or politician) wants to bury an embarrassing story, it’s released on Friday afternoon, after most people have tuned out for the weekend. The practice has become so widespread it even has a name: the Friday night news dump. Netflix must’ve really wanted to bury the news that it was canceling “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage” — two of the four original TV series commissioned from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2013 — because news of the former broke first last Friday, Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. ET, and the latter didn’t become widely known until this Friday night at 10 p.m. ET.
Following her cancellation of a concert in Rio due to “severe pain”, Lady Gaga has now also had to cancel a string of European dates.
In a statement from concert promoters Live Nation, the pop singer is said to be “devastated” over the decision, made under the advice of doctors. “Lady Gaga is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform,” the statement reads. “She remains under the care of expert medical professionals who recommended the postponement earlier today.”
If you haven’t already made Valentine’s Day plans, you might want to put some Netflix and chill on the schedule.
According to a survey conducted by Netflix, 58% of people say they bond with their significant other over the streaming media giant’s shows and movies. The majority (72%) also said they prefer staying in and watching Netflix with their partner on a casual date night.