THE PUNISHER Season 2 Is Coming to Netflix in January!
Netflix recently announced the new films and TV shows coming to Netflix in January of 2019, and in that announcement we learned that The Punisher season two will be among them!
There’s no specific date given yet, but we won’t have to wait much longer before we see Jon Bernthal back as Frank Castle! Unfortunately, this will most likely be the last time that we see the character on Netflix. I’m sure they will cancel the series shortly after it premieres on the streaming service like the rest of the cancelled Marvel shows.
Marvel Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada previously hyped season two, saying, “It is just crazy stuff. Crazy stuff. It’s going to be exactly what fans want. And Bernthal, Bernthal is Bernthal, man. He’s a force of nature, the dude."
We don't have any confirmation of the story that season two will tell, but we've previously heard rumors that it might adapt Garth Ennis' The Slavers story arc. If you're not familiar with that story, here’s a rundown:
The Punisher is about to murder a gangster when woman opens fire on him wounding him. The Woman is forced to retreat into an alley that turns out to be a dead end. The Punisher kills the gangster he was their to murder and follows the woman and the men chasing her into the alley. Frank Castle kills the men and is about to leave when the woman begging for his help screams they killed her baby. Frank takes her back to his base where she passed out following him and listens to her story. The woman named Viorica tells Frank that she was forced into prostitution and kept by slavers living in New York City and that after she escaped they tried to track her down and murdered her child. The Punisher then turns all of his attention to the forced prostitution ring and sets out to destroy it.
As for the cast, Josh Stewart will be taking on the role of John Pilgrim, "a man whose calm exterior belies a ruthless interior. Despite having left behind a life of violence, circumstances will force him to use his old skills and bring him into Frank Castle’s world." Floriana Lima will play Krista Dumont, "a smart, compassionate, and driven psychotherapist for military veterans." Giorgia Whigham will play Amy Bendix, "a street-smart grifter with a mysterious past."
Then there's Corbin Bernsen, who is set to play Anderson Schultz, "an extremely wealthy man who’s grown accustomed to getting his way. His power and legacy are of prime importance, and he’ll implement less-than-legal means to further those ends." Annette O’Toole will be taking on the role of the conniving Eliza Schultz, "Anderson’s equally manipulative wife."
Amber Rose Revah and Jason R. Moore are also set to return to the series.
Are you looking forward to The Punisher Season 2 or has your excitement died down knowing that it’s just going to get cancelled anyway?