Several series stars, including lead Jon Bernthal, have responded to Eminem's diss of Netflix and show of support for their show.
UPDATED: 2/21/19 11:10 PM
Several stars from "The Punisher," including titular lead Jon Bernthal, have responded to Eminem's support of their show, and his calling out the network that canceled it. Bernthal wrote that he was "honored" Eminem watched the show, adding, "You are the king."
A couple of his fellow stars chimed in as well. Amber Rose Reva, who has portrayed Dinah Madani since the first episode, was clearly very excited about Em's tweet, comparing it to the feeling when you have your first child. Meanwhile, Floriana Lima, who joined the show for its second season, was thrilled to see Em standing up for her friends.
THR reported Monday morning that both the bloody vigilante series and "Jessica Jones" have been canceled by Netflix. The sad news followed the previous cancellations of "Daredevil," "Iron Fist," "Luke Cage" and "The Defenders." Like many fans, Eminem was not happy about the "The Punisher" getting the ax.
"DEAR @NETFLIX, REGARDING YOUR CANCELLATION OF THE PUNISHER, YOU ARE BLOWING IT!! SINCERELY, MARSHALL," the rapper tweeted Thursday.
It's no secret that Eminem is passionate about things he likes or doesn't like, so multiple followers expressed the hope he would release a Netflix diss track. Other fans suggested that Eminem himself star as The Punisher.
Netflix confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter. See the full statement below:
Marvel's The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come.
In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel's 'Jessica Jones.' We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others. We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership and thank the passionate fans who have followed these series from the beginning.
Actor Jon Bernthal, who played Frank Castle a.k.a The Punisher throughout the show's entirety, took to Instagram to say goodbye to his character.
"To all who have served. All who know loss," he captioned an image of Frank Castle. "All who love and understand Frank and his pain. It has been an honor to walk in his boots. I'm endlessly grateful to the comic fans and the men and women of the Armed Services and law enforcement community who Frank means so much to. Thank you to the USMC and all the wonderful soldiers who trained me. Go Hard. Be safe."
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Both "Jessica Jones" and "The Punisher's" cancellations became trending topics on Twitter Monday. Although some fans wrote that they sensed the bad news was coming, it hurt nonetheless.
"F--k everyone," a fan wrote. "Frank Castle and Jessica Jones deserve better than this." Another added, "netflix really cancelled the punisher and jessica jones, im never gonna see karen page, frank castle, and jessica again."
However, a person did suggest a valid idea as to where the canceled Marvel shows could be revived and it's not Disney's new streaming service dropping later this year, but Netflix's rival Hulu. The fan tweeted, "@hulu when are you guys going to pick up daredevil, punisher, jessica jones, luke cage and iron fist you could really make money let me come into your offices and make a business proposal to you."
See how fans are mourning the Marvel TV show purge below.