The Punisher is BACK
Netflix has announced that Marvel’s The Punisher will get its own spin off – which is AWESOME news. Let’s face it – Daredevil Season 2 was not that great. I enjoyed Season 1 but I tired of Daredevil’s ‘wussiness’ and ‘I can’t kill anyone’ blah blah blah. The introduction of Frank Castle was a kick in the pants the show desperately needed.
Honestly, the only reason I continued to watch Season 2 was for The Punisher and his story line. He made the show very enjoyable to watch. I am beyond excited to see what’s in store for The Punisher Season 2.
Jon Bernthal will will continue his role as a vengeful military veteran Frank Castle, who brings his own lethal form of justice to Hell’s Kitchen.
“We want to thank the fans who are clamoring for more of Jon’s stunning and powerful performance as Frank Castle from ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, “Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ to Netflix.”
“Jon hooked our global audience with his performance as Frank Castle from the moment he stepped on screen in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ and we are looking forward to seeing more of him in this role under the vision of Steve Lightfoot,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.
“For me, the complexity and unpredictability of Frank Castle make him an incredibly compelling character and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into his world,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner, Steve Lightfoot. “After watching Jon’s performance in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ I could not be more excited to be working with him to further develop and progress the story of this anti-hero in a show of his own.”
The Punisher is the 6th series ordered (so far) as part of the collaboration between Netflix and Marvel Television, including the upcoming Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders.