Many people refer to this time period as the golden age of television, and they would be right. But if we had to give this particular era a second name, it would probably be the domain of the superhero. From Avengers movies and multiple Arrow spin-offs to the addictive Netflix series Jessica Jones, our world is obsessed with vigilante justice and that is so not a bad thing. So as we gear up to once again marathon our way through Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 — which debuts in full on Netflix on March 18 — it's easy to feel confident about the show's future. Will Daredevil get renewed for Season 3? Nothing has been confirmed yet, but the odds seem very much in its favor. The much more complicated question is — when? Update: At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel announced that Daredevil will return for Season 3.
Earlier: As I mentioned, we as a society are constantly craving a superhero fix, which has resulted in four different Netflix projects: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist — all of which will eventually come together in a miniseries titled The Defenders. So it's just a matter of how Netflix wants to arrange all of these debuts. So there's a chance that Daredevil Season 3 will follow its usual pattern of debuting in the spring of each year, thereby placing its premiere in either March or April of 2017. Or, the streaming service will decide to delay the third season until after The Defenders has gotten a season under its belt, which won't be until 2017 at the earliest.
Basically, everything is pretty much up in the air at this point, so any decisions Netflix has made, their keeping to themselves for the time being. But fear not, my friends, because even amid all of this uncertainty, the odds of seeing our favorite crime-fighting lawyer back on the small screen are very high indeed. Netflix wouldn't dare drop this series, and here's why...
1. The Villains Are As Interesting As The Heroes
Has there ever been such a complicated and multi-layered character as Wilson Fisk? Sure, he could be a monster at times, but we also saw a vulnerability that made him difficult to outright hate. I think the Punisher will be presented in pretty much the same kind of way, which is a big part of what makes this particular series so intriguing.
2. The Acting Is Superb
Though what else would you expect when you've got the talents of Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Deborah Ann Woll, and Elden Henson at your disposal?
3. The Romantic Relationships Are Realistic & Relatable
Vigilante hobbies aside, these complex relationships that exist among the characters are both intriguing and relatable on a massive scale. Whether you're a Claire and Matt 'shipper or prefer to see him paired with Karen, this series offers an in-depth look at the romantic spectrum. Your feelings for someone are rarely black and white, but rather a complex shade of grey. This show proves that in its entirety and makes you feel invested in these characters' love lives with each passing episode.
4. Did I Mention That Superhero Shows Are Amazing?
Because that really just can't be said enough. So come on, Netflix. You know you wanna give this show a Season 3 renewal. I dare you.
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