Marvel's THE PUNISHER Series Confirmed For 2017 and 5 New Cast Members Added
Marvel has announced that The Punisher series they are currently shooting will premiere on Netflix in 2017 and they've added five new cast members. They also offer up the names and details of the characters those actors will be playing. Here are the photos and details provided by Marvel:
Daniel Webber (“11.22.63”) has been cast as Lewis Walcott, a young veteran who has had a difficult time re-assimilating into Civilian Society.
Jason R. Moore (“A Lonely Place for Dying”) joins as Curtis Hoyle, a friend of Frank Castle’s and one of the few people who knows he is alive.
Paul Schulze (“Nurse Jackie”) will play Rawlins, a high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with Frank Castle.
Jaime Ray Newman (“Bates Motel”) plays Sarah Lieberman, Micro’s wife (played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach) whose marriage has made her life far more complicated.
Michael Nathanson (“The Knick,” “Wolf of Wall Street”) has been cast as Sam Stein, a Homeland agent who is challenged by his partnership with Dinah (Amber RoseRevah).
These actors will join Jon Bernthal and Deborah Ann Woll, who will reprise their roles as Frank Castle and Karen Page. None of the actors are very well known but I do recognize them from their work and I think they'll be great in their roles. Executive Producer and showrunner Steve Lightfoot had this to say in a statement:
"We couldn't have asked for a more talented group of actors to round out the cast of Marvel's The Punisher. It's a thrill to watch them each bring their characters to life with such layered, nuanced performances.”
Executive Producer Jeph Loeb added:
"Marvel TV is very proud of the cast of The Punisher. Each actors brings a special promise who surround Jon Bernthal's exceptional performance."