When Frank Castle made his debut on Daredevil season two as the Punisher, fans were already thinking spinoff series.
Well, The Punisher is officially getting that spinoff series at Netflix, the network announced.
Jon Bernthal, who played military veteran Frank Castle on Daredevil, will bring the character and his deadly form of justice to his own series, Marvel’s The Punisher.
The Punisher is back. Locked and loaded.https://t.co/nGKCa2taEV
— Netflix US (@netflix) April 29, 2016
Writer and executive producer Steve Lightfood will serve as the showrunner.
“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.”
Marvel’s The Punisher marks the sixth television series ordered between Netflix and Marvel Television, the others including the aforementioned Daredevil, Jessica Jones, as well as upcoming series Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the ensemble series The Defenders.