Originally Posted by blalex620
How would Blade appeal to a "broader swath of the general audience" than Panther or Cage?
And actually FOX was developing a Punisher tv series before it was cancelled. It's not out of the realm of possibilities that Marvel would delegate some of their street level characters to TV series. This would actually be good for some characters. Daredevil is the type of character that could really flourish as a tv series. Many street level characters actually are.
Blade's already had a TV series, that was cancelled after one season.
Incidentally, the cancellation wasn't because of poor ratings; it was actually one of Spike's biggest hits for the year. The station was still young at the time and didn't want to gamble on a re-up.