“Daredevil” was the first Marvel series to come to Netflix, and many fans were perplexed and angered when the show was cancelled by the streaming service after its third season.
As a result, reports TV Guide, fans are launching an effort to bring the show back — but they’re not going to Netflix.
With Disney (which owns Marvel Studios) set to launch its own streaming service in direct competition with Netflix, fans are instead launching a letter-writing campaign directed at Disney exec Kevin Mayer, who recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he’s open to resurrecting the Marvel series that Netflix had axed (in addition to “Daredevil”, “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist” have also been cancelled).
“They are very high-quality shows,” Mayer told THR of potentially reviving the shows. “We haven’t yet discussed that, but I would say that’s a possibility.”
In addition, the campaign to save “Daredevil” is also instructing fans to sign a Change.org petition along with writing letters to Marvel Studios.
“Netflix has made it clear they’re no longer an option for renewal, but we can focus our energy toward Marvel to let them know we’re here to fight for ‘Daredevil’,” the campaign explains on its website.
“To make it as easy as possible for the fans, we’ve compiled various contact options, including email and mailing addresses, and have even included sample letters and writing suggestions,” the site continues, also urging fans to use the hashtag #SaveDaredevil in their tweets.
Apparently it isn’t just fans jumping onboard; actor Vincent D’Onofrio, who portrays Kingpin on the series, gave the campaign a shoutout — and was quickly seconded by co-star Amy Rutberg, who plays Marci Stahl.
Also lending his support to the campaign is “Daredevil” star Charlie Cox, who gave the online petition a shoutout during a panel at ACE Comic Con in Glendale, Arizona.
“I found out the other day there’s this petition, #SaveDarevil,” Cox told fans. “You can sign it. Sign it!”