Netflix is doing a great job at bringing Marvel characters to life like it did with Daredevil and Jessica Jones. And now, Netflix has ordered “The Punisher” TV series with John Bernthal returning as the anti-hero or badass vigilante, whatever you prefer.
The Punisher was introduced in the second season of Daredevil who has his own brand of justice and locked horns with the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen. Seeing that the character became quite popular among fans, a spin-off was expected. If you haven’t seen DareDevil Season 2, then go now and watch it.
The Punisher getting its own TV series means that the growing line-up of Marvel and Netflix shows is not just limited to The Defenders and will surely expand and introduce more characters in the future.
“The Punisher” TV Series Starring John Bernthal
The official announcement appeared on Marvel website confirming the news that Netflix has ordered the first season for the gun-toting vigilante and the show becomes the sixth series in collaboration with Marvel.
Marvel and Netflix first collaborated with Daredevil and with it’s immense success, they brought Jessica Jones as well. Next up is the Luke Cage TV series and Iron Fist series both of which are in development. All these TV series will prepare for The Defenders series where Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will come together to form a team.
The 5 shows are already in development and now Netflix has ordered the first season of “The Punisher”! However, we are not sure if he will be added to The Defenders’ line up, but you can expect him to make an appearance and drop a body or two while he’s at it.
John Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle a.k.a The Punisher and Hannibal producer Steve Lightfoot will serve as showrunner on the latest Marvel series!
This news means that Marvel and Netflix are definitely working on bringing more characters to life and eventually they will end up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or at least, influence it indirectly.
Here’s the first teaser for the new series:
The Punisher is back. Locked and loaded.https://t.co/nGKCa2taEV
— Netflix US (@netflix) April 29, 2016