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Marvel’s Punisher gets his own Netflix series

By Alex Wiggan

Following his impressive turn in Daredevil season two, it has been confirmed that actor Jon Bernthal will reprise the role of Frank Castle/The Punisher for his own TV series. Marvel’s The Punisher will see Marvel continue its successful working relationship with streaming service, Netflix, while Hannibal’s Steve Lightfoot will be on board as writer, executive producer and showrunner of the new show.

A statement via Marvel.com, said:

“We want to thank the fans who are clamouring 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 produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios and will mark the sixth Marvel/Netflix collaboration, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. No word yet on the release date.

 

 

About the author: Alex Wiggan has written blog posts for Honcho-SFX blog since October 2014. He likes writing, eating pizza and watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Sometimes in that order.

 

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