Marvel is Officially Developing a Solo Series for THE PUNISHER!
This should come as no surprise because I think we all knew this was coming, but Marvel is officially moving forward on a spin-off series for The Punisher! The character perfectly introduced in the MCU in Daredevil Season 2 and actor Jon Bernthal will be back to reprise his role as the vengeful and deadly Frank Castle.
Bernthal was incredible as The Punisher and they couldn't have cast a better actor in the role. He brought such an emotion weight to the character and there were times that as I was watching his in Daredevil Season 2 that I couldn't help be get choked up a bit as we learned about the character and his past. On top of that the character was just an all-around badass! It's awesome to know that he's getting his own series!
The Punisher is the sixth series ordered by Netflix there's no doubt that it will be one of their best. We got Luke Cage and Iron Fist coming next and then we will get the superhero ensemble miniseries The Defenders which will also include Jessica Jones and Daredevil. There's no word on if The Punisher will be included in that yet, but obviously, there's at least the possibility that the character could show up.
Writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot will serve as the showrunner. He has previously worked on TV shows such as Hannibal and Casualty. Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb had this to say in a statement:
“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.’ Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ to Netflix.”
Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content added:
“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."
Executive Producer and Showrunner, Steve Lightfoot went on to say:
“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. 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.”
I'm sure that Marvel and Netflix will develop an incredible new series around this character and I can't wait to see how it turns out! Here's a teaser...