Marvel debuted “The Punisher” on the second season of “Daredevil” this year, and the character was such a hit with viewers that he’s getting his own series.
The video-streaming service made the announcement via Twitter earlier today, but is only teasing the show at this point.
“The Punisher” will have a lot of company in New York after getting his own show. “Marvel’s The Punisher” will be the sixth series ordered by Netflix through the company’s collaboration with Marvel Television. Along with “Marvel’s Daredevil,” the companies will also release “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” “Marvel’s The Defenders” and still has the Peabody Award-winning “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”
Jon Bernthal will once again play Frank Castle in the new Punisher series on Netflix. The last time we saw Castle he had just stumbled upon an entire cache of weapons and armor that would fully allow him to take-on his Punisher persona.
In the Netflix series, Castle was an army veteran on the hunt for revenge. Steve Lightfoot (“Hannibal”) will be serving as Executive Producer and Showrunner, he will also be writing the series’ first two episodes.
“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.”
“Marvel’s The Punisher” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.