Following the premiere of Marvel's The Defenders, Netflix has released the teaser trailer for The Punisher. This gives us an intense first look at the highly-anticipated series, which sees Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle take his frustrations out on a concrete floor with a sledge hammer. The trailer also features brief clips giving us a glimpse into Castle's past involving his family and his time in the military. One this that the trailer makes clear is that "he's coming to collect."
I love Bernthal's version of The Punisher and I can't wait to see this series that will put the focus on him and tell his story.
Bernthal is joined by Ben Barnes as Billy Russo a.k.a. Jigsaw, who is Castle’s best friend from his days in the Special Forces. He runs a successful private military corporation called “Anvil”. The series also stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, a former NSA analyst whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle and everyone around them; and Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, a highly-trained sophisticated Homeland Security agent who is vexed by the Punisher.
Also in the cast are Daniel Webber as Lewis Walcott, a young veteran who has had a difficult time re-assimilating into Civilian Society; Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle, a friend of Frank Castle’s and one of the few people who knows he is alive; Paul Schulze as Rawlins, a high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with Frank Castle; Jaime Ray Newman plays Sarah Lieberman, Micro’s wife whose marriage has made her life far more complicated; and Michael Nathanson as Sam Stein, a Homeland agent who is challenged by his partnership with Dinah (Amber RoseRevah).
The Punisher is set to premiere sometime later this year in 2017.