AceShowbiz - Fans of Netflix's "Daredevil" were baffled when the streaming giant announced that it canceled the superhero series after 3 seasons. It seems like fans are not going to let the show die just like that as they make an online campaign to bring back their favorite show.
Named #SaveDaredevil, the petition doesn't go unnoticed by star Charlie Cox, who plays the titular character. During his appearance at ACE Comic Con on Saturday, January 12, the actor said that he recently stumbled upon the petition. He then gave fans blessing for the attempt in addition to urge others to sign it.
"I found out the other day there's this petition, #SaveDaredevil," he shared to the crowd. "You can sign it. Sign it."
As of now, the petition on Charge.org has gained more than 170,000 signatures. "As dedicated fans and savvy consumers of genre entertainment, we are convinced that Marvel's Daredevil has great value, and, as dedicated consumers, we represent value to any media outlet that might want to continue the journey for these characters and their cast," the description in the petition reads.
It continues, "Our wishes are that Marvel Television, and its parent company Disney, reach a deal with Netflix that allows the show, in its current format and with its current cast and crew, to continue on a different platform as soon as possible."
Cox previously opened up about his reaction over the shocking cancellation. "The truth is, I felt like we had a lot of stories to tell, and although I understand [the cancellation], I'm very saddened by that," he told Entertainment Weekly. "It's just how business works. But also, these characters mean a lot to people. It's weird to think there's a chance I won't be playing Matt Murdock ever again. That's a bizarre feeling, because that character has been such a huge part of my life for the last four and a half years."
Netflix canceled "Daredevil" in November last year, saying in a statement, "We are tremendously proud of the show's last and final season and although it's painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note." The streaming service, however, assures that "the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come." In addition, Netflix hints at bigger projects for the character. "The Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel," it said.