Marvel’s The Punisher is coming to Netflix
The Punisher is back. Locked and loaded.https://t.co/nGKCa2taEV
— Netflix US (@netflix) April 29, 2016
Great news, Marvel fans. The Punisher is coming to Netflix thanks to a new Daredevil spinoff and, of course, Jon Bernthal is back as Frank Castle.
No word on a release date yet, but Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) is already attached as the showrunner and executive producer, plus he’ll be writing the first two episodes. Given the excitement behind the project and how well the Marvel/Netflix collaboration has worked out so far, we’re guessing we won’t have too long to wait to see The Punisher meting out his own brand of vigilante justice in Hell’s Kitchen.
“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.”
The Punisher will be the sixth show for Marvel on Netflix joining Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and crossover miniseries The Defenders.
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