Iron Fist Season 3: Does It Deserve Another Season? Release Date?

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Iron Fist season 2 is now out in the wild and much like the first season, critics have not been kind. Will it matter though as surely Netflix will renew Iron Fist for season 3 like it has with all of the other Defenders. Here’s what we know about season 3 including when it could potentially release and any other clues regarding a future season.

Let’s recap before getting into whether or not Iron Fist will be returning for another solo outing. Iron Fist is one of the four Defenders characters which makes up the Netflix Marvel TV universe. The other members of the Defenders include Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. If you need help with the order on how to watch the Marvel shows, take a look at our watch-guide.

The first Iron Fist sees Danny Rand return to New York City after years of being away. His series was really one of the first that introduced “The Hand” properly leading into The Defenders. The first season was pretty much trashed by both critics and fans alike so they had a lot to work on going into season 2. One of the biggest changes was cutting down from a 13 episode season to 10. The cast was happy with the changes but was it enough to save the show?

The answer looks to be no. The series improves slightly on season 1 but still sits at a 39 on Metacritic.

Renewal Status for Iron Fist Season 3

Official renewal status: Not yet renewed (last updated: 09/09/2018)

It shouldn’t be a surprise that the series has yet to be renewed. This always happens with most Netflix series where official news regarding future seasons doesn’t come until a month or two after release.

Based purely on the fact that every other Defender has now gotten a third season order, we can’t imagine that Iron Fist won’t be joining them in the near future.

When will season 3 be on Netflix?

With Marvel now upping their output to four shows a year in 2018, it’s possible that we could see another season of Iron Fist next year although they do have to squeeze in another season of The Punisher too. Should the series get renewed, we suspect it’ll release towards either the tail-end of 2019 or early 2020.

Does the series deserve a season 3?

Against the fantastic series from the other three Defenders, it’s a shame that Iron Fist simply can’t live up to the standards of the others. Given its terrible review scores perhaps it’s time for Netflix and Marvel to shelf this character.

Will he appear in any of the other Defenders?

It’s possible that Iron Fist may show up in other upcoming Defenders solo shows. In the last season of Luke Cage, for example, there was a lot of crossovers which carried into season 2 of Iron Fist. Daredevil season 3 is the next big series to release but we’re currently not expecting him to show up in that. Unfortunately, there are no plans for a big team up as we saw in The Defenders which was dubbed as a limited series.

What do you think? Has Iron Fist run its course? Let us know in the comments down below.


Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.