The Punisher Stars React To Eminem Calling Netflix Out Over Cancelling Show

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Following Netflix’s cancellation of The Punisher, Eminem proved to be the unlikely hero of the day when he basically told the streaming service to sort their sh*t out regarding the cancellation.

Only one month after the second season of The Punisher launched on the streaming service, it’s bitten the bullet with Netflix making the announcement on February 18.

Along with Jessica Jones, The Punisher was the last remaining Marvel show on the streaming service – after Netflix also culled Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist last year.

Netflix confirmed the move to Deadline this week, stating:

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.

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Don’t worry though, because it seems our very own superhero/rap God, Slim Shady, is here to save the day with a scathing tweet to Netflix.

The rapper blasted Netflix in a recent tweet, telling the streaming service they were ‘blowing it’ by cancelling the show. He even wrote it all in capital letters, just to drive his point home that bit more.

Em wrote:

DEAR @NETFLIX,

REGARDING YOUR CANCELLATION OF THE PUNISHER, YOU ARE BLOWING IT!!

SINCERELY,

MARSHALL

I’m not overly confident his tweet will make Netflix reassess their decision, but even if it doesn’t, at least one good thing has come from the whole thing.

That’s because members of The Punisher cast saw the rapper’s tweet, and it’s fair to say they’re just the teensiest bit overwhelmed by the fact Slim Shady watches their show.

Amber Rose Revah, who plays Dinah Madani in the show, tweeted to say:

I guess this means @Eminem watches our show. I imagine this is that same feeling as when you have your first child.

While Floriana Lima, who plays Krista Dumont, also tweeted a response to Em’s words, saying:

Well now…the real Slim Shady JUST stood up my friends. Thank you @eminem.

Can you imagine being a part of a show that Eminem – rapper and diss track extraordinaire – watches and actually likes?

Not only likes it, but likes it enough to complain to Netflix when they cancel it?

That’s surely got to be good for your self esteem.

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Lucy Connolly

Lucy Connolly

A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).