DD Writers on Cancellation….

Posted: 12/04/2018 in Uncategorized

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Daredevil Writer Opens Up About the Series’ Cancellation

Fans were undoubtedly surprised by Netflix’s decision to cancel Daredevil last week. But as it turns out, some of the show’s writers were just as blindsided as everyone else. Sam Ernst, who has writing credits on two episodes of the latest season, took to Twitter to express his own shock over the show’s fate. Now, in an interview with io9, Tamara Becher-Wilkinson has shared her own thoughts on the recent news.

Although she was a new addition to Daredevil’s writing staff, Becher-Wilkinson penned one of season 3’s strongest episodes. She wrote “Karen,” which was primarily a flashback episode centering on Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page. The episode memorably shed new light on the character’s dark past hinted at in previous seasons. Before this, Becher-Wilkinson was a writer on Iron Fist, and she admitted that that series’ cancellation didn’t faze her because of its lukewarm history with critics. However, Daredevil is a different story.

In a tweet posted nearly two weeks prior to Daredevil’s cancellation, Oleson announced that he had pitched a fourth season to Netflix executives. Becher-Wilkinson was one of the writers slated to return to the series. Moreover, she had even begun developing a work schedule for the next season. Unfortunately, it appears the streaming service wasn’t keen on their ideas. “The reviews [for season 3] were so overwhelmingly positive that I thought there was no way they would cancel it,” Becher-Wilkinson continued. “I don’t know how well it does on Netflix or anything like that…[but] it was surprising to me they would cancel something that was so well received. I thought it was too big to fail.”

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